Chelsea ‘eye move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’ but could see deal thwarted if year-long transfer ban is upheld by FIFA
- Chelsea are keen on a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski
- The Blues ‘have spoken to representatives’ should he leave Germany this year
- But Chelsea are facing a two-window transfer ban if their appeal is unsuccessful
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who worked with the striker, is also keen on him
The club have appealed the punishment from FIFA and should they be spared, the Polish striker is high on the priority list as the club look to bridge the gap in order to produce a title challenge.
Lewandowski’s representatives, according to the Mirror, have had contact with officials at Chelsea to assess the striker’s availability, with Bayern set to overhaul their squad.
Chelsea are keen on a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer
The Blues’ issue is that they are facing the prospect of a year-long ban from making transfers
Lewandowski finds himself at the centre of discussions every summer with Real Madrid long-standing admirers of the former Borussia Dortmund man.
Despite turning 31 in August, Lewandowski would not be allowed to leave the Allianz Arena cheaply and Chelsea, if they do push for a move, could be looking at the prospect of a £70million deal.
The Pole is rightly considered one of the finest strikers in Europe and on Saturday he reached 200 Bundesliga goals in the 5-0 rout against title rivals Dortmund, restoring them to the summit of the table.
Lewandowski would bolster Chelsea’s attack after he hit 200 Bundesliga goals on Saturday
Chelsea’s big concern is that they are facing a two window transfer ban if their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport proves unsuccessful.
The club’s initial appeal was denied by FIFA and they have now launched a second appeal in the hope that it will be business as usual this summer.
Maurizio Sarri is keen to land a proven goalscorer having struggled to fill the void left by Diego Costa following his exit under Antonio Conte.
Alvaro Morata struggled and was sent on loan to Atletico Madrid while Gonzalo Higuain and Olivier Giroud have not found the net with any real consistency.
The Blues also face a fight to keep hold of star man Eden Hazard this summer and know strengthening attacking areas, despite the emergence of Callum Hudson-Odoi, is imperative if they have the means to sign new faces.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to the report, would also be open to acquiring Lewandowski having worked with the player during their time at Dortmund.
Gonzalo Higuain has struggled to find regular goals since arriving at Chelsea in the winter