Bayern under pressure as Chelsea also wants Robert Lewandowski

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Bayern under pressure as Chelsea also wants Robert Lewandowski

After Barca, Chelsea is now also going for Robert Lewandowski. This even makes a mega swap with Romelu Lukaku probable. Robert Lewandowski wants to leave! This development is overshadowing FC Bayern's championship party these days.

The top footballer wants to leave the club. Bayern says Lewandowski is not for sale, and they will keep him until his contract ends (sommer 2023). FC Barcelona is in contact with the Pole. Bayern closes the door (for the time being) and refers to the current contract.

But the pressure on the German Croesus is increasing. Also because Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea FC are now likely to play poker for the striker. The Guardian reports that the Blues are interested in Lewandowski. The (still) reigning Champions League winner could not keep up with the top English teams Manchester City and Liverpool FC this year and is heading for third place before the Premier League final.

Also because a top scorer is missing from Tuchel's squad. Timo Werner has never really made an impact since moving in 2020. With an interview and statements about ex-club Inter, Romelu Lukaku made a scandal for which Tuchel has never really forgiven him - since then Lukaku has been a shadow of himself and hardly plays a role under the German coach.

Lukaku insists, he's on the same level as the Pole

"When they talk about [Robert] Lewandowski, [Karim] Benzema, [Luis] Suarez, [Harry] Kane, they would say it's world-class level and with me, it's always about being in good form," he said back in the summer of 2021.

"'In the last two years, I think I have shown it's not just good form. I belong with that group, I am at that level." Lukaku is therefore on the hit list, Lewandowski apparently at the top of the shopping list.

Therefore, a spectacular exchange could be in the offing. With Lukaku, Bayern could theoretically solve Lewandowski's successor - a difficult undertaking that sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will have to face by next year at the latest.

Of course, such a blockbuster exchange would not be easy. For Lewandowski, the Barca change should still be Plan A. In addition, the sale of Chelsea FC and the sanctions that are still in force against the outgoing Russian boss Roman Abramovich is causing complications in squad planning.