– Goals have proved hard to come by at Stamford Bridge forcing Chelsea to enter the market in search of a prolific striker
– The Blues are now said to have trained their eyes on Robert Lewandowski, a serial goalscorer for Bayern Munich
– The Polish striker has been in fine shape for the Bundesliga giants, scoring 47 goals across competitions this season
– Man City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona are the other clubs said to be keeping close tabs with the 32-year-old
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Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to sign Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation, Robert Lewandowski, ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Blues are believed to be set for another busy transfer window following a successful second-half of the season under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel, who arrived in January as a successor to Frank Lampard has already managed to steer the club back to the top four as well as leading them to the finals of the FA Cup and the Champions League.
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Sources claim the Chelsea board is more than ready to back the German tactician this summer in his bid to add reinforcements within his ranks.
Despite the Stamford Bridge dwellers’ impressive form, goals have proved hard to come by, forcing Tuchel to enter the market in search of a prolific striker to offer options to the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner – both of whom arrived last summer.
Sky Sports Germany now reports Chelsea have made contact with Lewandowski’s representatives over a potential switch to the Premier League.
However, Tuchel’s side will have to contend with growing competition from other clubs who are thought to be eyeing the Polish striker.
Man City have already been credited with interest in the 32-year-old, with the Premier League champions looking for a replacement for Sergio Aguero who is due to leave at the end of the season.
Paris Saint-Germain are the other side considering a swoop for the forward, while Barcelona are also in the frame for his services.
But unlike PSG, Chelsea, and Man City, Barca are in a financial crisis and are unlikely to meet Lewandowski’s valuation.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Pope’s future at Bayern, the Bundesliga giants have maintained they are keen to have him stay beyond this summer.
According to the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is the force behind the rumours of the player’s possible exit. Karl-Heinz posed.
“Of course he’ll stay. Who sells a player, who scores 60 goals a year? He [Zahavi] didn’t ask [about a move]. He knows exactly how things tick at FC Bayern.”
. earlier reported that Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the latest former player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The 42-year-old former midfielder retired as the Blues’ all-time highest goalscorer with 211 goals and 150 assists in 648 appearances across competitions.
He was also part of the team that brought the Champions League to Stamford Bridge for the first time in 2012 following their crucial win over Bayern Munich.