It’s no surprise that Chelsea have missed Diego Costa and his goalscoring exploits this season and it’s no secret that Alvaro Morata has endured a tough time in London, to the point where there are rumours that he might not even go to Russia for the World Cup (the Spain squad for the World Cup will be revealed on May 21st). Thus it comes as no surprise that Chelsea have reportedly bid for one of the world’s best and Bayern’s currently-not-happy striker, Robert Lewandowski or so claims Polish football journalist Mateusz Borek.
This is not the first time that Chelsea have been linked with the Polish striker as we tried to pry him away from Germany back in 2013 when he was at Borussia Dortmund but he had his heart set on Bayern Munich, and thus, Chelsea shifted focus to Diego Costa. Lewandowski has, since then, gone on to score 151 goals for Bayern while also posting more than 40 goals(!) in each of the last three seasons, across all competitions.
Robert Lewandowski has now scored 40+ goals across all competitions in each of the last three seasons:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 5, 2018
2015/16: 42 ⚽️
2016/17: 43 ⚽️
2017/18: 40 ⚽️
Chelsea were briefly linked last summer, too, and there is certainly no doubting his ability. However, he will turn 30 in August but definitely won’t be cheap, a risky combination regardless of quality.
Chelsea are hardly alone in this pursuit, as Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester City are reportedly interested as well.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are fighting for Lewandowski’s signature. However, Chelsea have made a concrete offer but the question remains whether Robert would want to play in the Europa League. He has personal aspirations and as a player soon to be 30 years old, he is only interested in playing for the best.
Manchester City is definitely interested, because Guardiola would like the striker to play for him again. Paris Saint-Germain is also a possibility due to the close relationship between Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi and the owners of the French club.
According to Borek, it is also not possible to rule out a move to Real Madrid, despite the recent information about the breakdown of communication between the two parties due to financial reasons. Reported cost of the transfer could be up to 180 million euros, not including the salary of the player.
We can safely assume that Chelsea's bid is nowhere near €180m. Nobody should be paying that much in fact, not even in today's market.
Lewa apparently would like to sort out his future before the World Cup and it’s looking more and more likely that he may end up leaving Bayern and the Bundesliga this summer. Chelsea's reported bid is surely a massively unlikely long-shot, but hey, at least we're featuring in a transfer rumor!