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Lewandowski not interested in Chelsea, favours Real Madrid — report

He doesn’t want to play Europa League instead of joining a team that has won the last 3 Champions League titles? Shocking.

Real Madrid v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

In completely unsurprising — SHOCKING — news, Robert Lewandowski wants to join Real Madrid over the likes of Chelsea, PSG, or even Manchester United. According to Sport Bild, Lewandowski’s new superagent, Pini Zahavi, has been hard at work in trying to engineer a move away from Bayern, but Lewa is making it a bit harder for him by rejecting all options bar the Champions League three-peaters.

Zahavi had last offered his player to Manchester United, Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain, but the striker did not seem to be really convinced by these clubs with his only preference being Real Madrid.

-source: Sports BILD

Even if Lewandowski were interested in joining Europa League-bound Chelsea, Bayern aren’t too keen on letting the soon-to-be 30-year-old leave and have apparently set a “get lost” asking price of €200 million. That’s completely out of Chelsea’s budget, to put it mildly.

If Lewa does move, a real shot at the Champions League is likely to be a determining factor as well. He had rejected Real Madrid’s advancements back in 2013 in favour of a move from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich, where he had hoped to win the most prestigious trophy in club football. Such is fate that Bayern Munich have not even reached a Champions League final since his arrival while Real have gone on to win four of the five finals since.

It seems likely that Lewandowski will get a chance to correct his mistake, and get his move to the Spanish capital. The transfer seemed unlikely due to Zinedine Zidane’s preference for Benzema, but with the manager’s shock resignation, it’s once again back on. After all, Benzema scored just 5 goals in La Liga last season (12 in total; lowest since his first season at Real in 2009-10) while Lewandowski finished a third straight season of 40+ goals.

The level of interest by top clubs, the player’s apparent lack of enthusiasm towards Chelsea and the supposed asking price set by Bayern make this transfer a near impossibility. Chelsea should also be set at the position already, unless the Morata uncertainty cannot be salvaged. In that case, we better get a move on in finding a replacement, lest we get stuck with another Papy Djilobodji Salomón Rondón.

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