Chelsea target £70 million Lewandowski deal

Chelsea are eyeing a £70m for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

The Blues transfer plans have been complicated by a FIFA imposed year-long transfer ban, though the club are set to appeal and if spared will target the Polish forward.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are looking for a prolific forward to add to their options, with neither Olivier Giroud or on-loan Gonzalo Higuain having convinced.

Chelsea have been rumoured to have held a long-standing interest in Lewandowski, with Real Madrid also keen admirers, and the Daily Mail are reporting that contact has been made with the player’s representatives.

The 30-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s finest forwards over nine years in German football, having scored 289 goals over spells at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

German champions Bayern are set for an overhaul of an ageing squad this summer, which could increase Lewandowski’s availability.

Should Bayern be willing to sanction the sale of their top goal scorer, the Pole is likely to command a fee of around £70m.