One of the silliest of transfer rumours so far this summer emerged from a normally reliable source earlier this week, when the Telegraph’s Matt Law claimed that Chelsea were willing to spend “in excess of £100 million” on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who will turn 30 in August and still has three years left on his current contract. (If it was a move on the part of the club to try to placate fans and key players baying for transfers, it was too sensational and obvious and didn’t really work.)
Also, it will not happen.
German magazine kicker confirmed today what everyone expected. Chelsea are not only facing some serious competition for Lewa from the much richer Paris Saint-German and Manchester United, but Bayern Munich are also not going to let him go willingly. Kicker rates any team’s chances of getting the goal machine at (or trending towards) a big fat zero.
The same goes for David Alaba, who’s reportedly a Barcelona target. Bayern simply will not let go of world-class players easily, if at all. They have no reason to.
“We will prove to the football world that the club are still the strongest.”
-Uli Hoeness, Bayern president; Source: kicker
No one likes being told no, but in a way, we should thank Bayern for preventing Chelsea from spending money in such a frivolous manner.