According to Sky Sports Spanish football analyst Guillem Balague has claimed Manchester United and Chelsea are speaking to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski’s representatives over a potential move to the Premier League.
Bayern Munich have already warned clubs off of approaching Lewandowski, and his importance at the German giants makes the link from Balague and Sky Sports seem a bit of a stretch. The striker is set to be at the Allianz Arena until 2021, and he would fetch around £100 million in transfer fees.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku this transfer window, but nothing has been confirmed about his arrival at either club as of yet.
The main reason Lewandowski is being linked with a move abroad is due to comments he made in the media. Lewandowski threw petrol on the fire of a potential move recently when he spoke to the Polish Super-Express about missing out on the German Bundesliga’s golden boot.
“I was not really happy with how my team helped me. I was annoyed and disappointed with the team’s attitude,” the striker said.
The player’s agent also spoke to the media about Lewandowski’s recent season at Bayern, further fuelling speculation.
“Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach (Carlo Ancelotti) gave no call to help him win the top-scorer title in the last game,” agent Maik Barthel told Kicker magazine.
“He was disappointed as I have ever seen him before.”
Last season, Lewandowksi recorded 30 Bundesliga goals in 33 league matches. He added a further seven in nine Champions League fixtures. While reports indicated the striker wants to leave Bayern Munich, the club have stated Lewandowski is not interested in leaving for the Premier League.
If Manchester United or Chelsea land the Polish international, it could prevent either from signing Lukaku to a deal. However, it could open the door for Bayern Munich to land the Belgian from Everton.
Robert Lewandowski Key Stats 2016-17:
- 30 goals in 33 Bundesliga matches
- 5 assists in 33 Bundesliga matches
- 4.3 shots per Bundesliga match
- 1.9 headers won per Bundesliga match