Chelsea have held discussions with the agent of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as they step up their search to land a new goal-getter.
The Blues, who are poised to participate in a pre-season friendly on Thursday against an unconfirmed opponent, are desperate to add a new striker to their ranks this summer to increase their attacking output.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel, who is yet to make a single signing since landing the Chelsea job back in January, has made it his top mission to add a striker to his ranks, even though he also has aspirations to add to other areas of his squad.
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has cemented himself at the very top of Chelsea’s transfer wish list, with the Norway international having been linked heavily with a move to Stamford Bridge since December.
However, despite Chelsea’s eagerness to add him to their ranks, their pursuit of him, certainly so far, is not really getting them anywhere, with Dortmund determined to retain his services and avoid the prospect of losing, even though they would attract a much higher fee for him this summer than 12 months down the line when his release clause comes into effect.
Nevertheless, Chelsea are willing to keep their options open and keep tabs on other potential solutions, one of whom is Bayern Munich star Lewandowski. It was reported over the weekend that Chelsea were lining up a £50million bid for his services and were hopeful that they could reach an agreement with Dortmund.
Now, according to reports in Germany, the Blues, who will face Crystal Palace on the opening day of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, have held talks with the striker’s agent – Pini Zahavi – about the prospect of landing him. It is also claimed that the numbers Chelsea are offering are ‘interesting’ the Lewandowski camp.
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