It’s no secret that the Blues’ first-choice target is Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Erling Haaland, although it could cost £150million to urge a deal wiped out the present transfer window.
As a result, Chelsea are seemingly keeping their options open, such a lot in order that they’re now, consistent with reports, weighing up a big-money move for Lewandowski.
Furthermore, it’s being claimed that the club is considering a £50m deal for the Bayern striker, who is considered one among the foremost prolific centre-forwards of his generation.
With Chelsea struggling for goals last season, it’s no surprise that links to Lewandowski have emerged.
However, that doesn’t mean they ought to pursue a deal for the 32-year-old this summer – and it’s nothing to try to to with the Poland international’s age.
But rather it could harm their own chances of signing Haaland this summer or next.
New Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has already revealed the club’s intentions with reference to the Norway international and it should put Chelsea on alert.
“A package that costs – as we heard – over €100million is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the instant ,” he said when chatting with Sport Bild earlier within the year. “Robert [Lewandowski] still features a two-year contract here. His performances can’t be questioned. He’s scored 39 goals [in the Bundesliga] so far!
“Just for that, we don’t need to believe Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a couple of more years.”
Chelsea are set to face competition from Bayern Munich for the signing of Erling Haaland. (Image: Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)
At the top of next season is when the 20-year-old’s release clause of €75m (£64m) will kick in and therefore the current Bundesliga champions would be ready to afford that financial package, especially if they sell Lewandowski for £50m.
In addition, letting the Pole leave means they might got to sign a replacement and it’s clear they need Haaland in mind.
Swapping the Signal Iduna Park for the Allianz Arena may be a route that the likes of Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels have all taken down the years and whose to mention Haaland wouldn’t be next?
Chelsea can prevent this from happening.
After all, it’s been reported that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has agreed to pay Haaland what he wants to seal a move to Stamford Bridge.
So thereupon plan in situ , including Bayern being able to pounce, it makes a choice to not pursue a £50m deal for Lewandowski even easier.Back to top button