Chelsea are on the search for a world-class striker this summer as Thomas Tuchel looks to bolster his attacking options.
The Blues somewhat struggled in front of goal last season and Tuchel is desperate to address that before the new campaign gets underway in mid-August.
Erling Haaland is thought to be Chelsea’s priority signing this summer after another sensational season in front of goal, but other names have also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Robert Lewandowski is one of the players rumoured to be of interest to Tuchel and Marina Granovskaia, with reports claiming an offer is being prepared.
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According to The Sun, Chelsea are lining up a £50million bid for Lewandowski, who has around two years remaining on his deal at Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga champions are said to want the Pole to sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena, but the 32-year-old is thought to be keen on embarking on a ‘new adventure’.
The Poland international is reportedly seen by Tuchel as the best option in what could be a tricky transfer market for clubs all around the world due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, Chelsea have been urged not to make a move for Lewandowski by former Blues midfielder Craig Burley.
Burley, who represented the west London club from 1989 until 1997, does not think his old club should go away from what they have been doing recently in terms of promoting the younger players in the squad.
“Some reports [are] suggesting that Chelsea are sniffing [Lewandowski] and anybody of that calibre,” the former Blues midfielder told ESPN FC. “I don’t think Lewandowski is worth pursuing, for that reason [his age].
“Chelsea have gone down the route recently with younger players; all these younger guys they brought in and were breaking through. But if you’re going to go all out, it has to be Haaland.”