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Chelsea could move for Bayern’s Lewandowski as Lukaku hope fades

IChelsea could move for Bayern's Lewandowski as Lukaku hope fades


n a summer transfer window of blockbuster signings, Chelsea have been rather quiet after clinching the Premier League title.

Theories include the kit sponsor transition and quarrelling between Antonio Conte and the board, but that could all be about to be forgotten if the Blues follow through with interest in Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski.

The skysports reports that Chelsea are looking to capitalise on a fallout between the Poland striker and the club due to a lack of support from his team and manager Carlo Ancelotti in pursuit of the top goal scorer title.

A record of 77 goals in 96 Bundesliga games since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 makes the 28-year-old an attractive alternative to Romelu Lukaku due to Everton’s lofty £100 million price tag.

However, Lewa probably would cost a similar amount to Lukaku and with the Blues reluctant to pay over the odds for older forwards, Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti could be more attractive. Alexis Sanchez would also be much better value at around £50m if Chelsea could lure him away from Arsenal.

And with Chelsea diversifying their attacking targets, Bayern Munich and Manchester United could be the ones to steal in for Lukaku, claims the skysports.

While Everton’s huge suggested fee for their talisman is thought to be unrealistic, United’s and Bayern’s interest could push the eventual fee up to around £90m.

The 24-year-old hit a career-high 25 Premier League goals last term and is seen as the ideal replacement for Diego Costa, who has been told he is not needed at Stamford Bridge next season.


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