As reported by The Sun, Robert Lewandowski is looking for a move away from Bayern Munich this summer and Chelsea are amongst the front runners to secure his signature.
What’s the story?
The paper reckon that the Polish international is considering a switch to the English Premier League and is pursuing an exit from the German giants, aided by super-agent Pini Zahavi.
Chelsea are the front runners for his signature, say the paper, although will face a battle to convince Bayern Munich to let go of him.
According to Transfermarkt, he is worth a massive £72m, which would be an extraordinary fee for a player that will turn 30 as the new season is kicking off.
Is he worth such a significant outlay?
Given Chelsea’s striking woes this season, it’s an area of the pitch they could undoubtedly improve in despite already having Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud at the club.
Lewandowski is reaching his peak years as a footballer and the Blues would be crazy to not try and sign him if he’s available. His scoring record is extraordinary, netting over 20 goals a season every year since 2011/12 and often blowing past the 30-goal mark.
He’s a big game player who thrives on winning trophies and scoring goals against elite teams and could be trans-formative to Chelsea’s ambitions of winning serious silverware over the next couple of years.
He may not have long-term upsides, but in the short term he is exactly the kind of player the Blues need in their first team and if they have the cash, they shouldn’t be shy showing it to Bayern.