Chelsea owner Todd Boehly could make an ambitious bid to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to a CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.
The American recently made Raheem Sterling his first signing at the club but is keen to make further additions before the window closes, with the £25million-rated striker on his wishlist.
What is the latest news regarding Lewandowski?
According to the Mirror, Chelsea are hoping to hijack a transfer from Barcelona for the experienced leader, who scored an incredible 344 goals during his eight years at the Allianz Arena.
But with just 12 months left on his contract with the reigning Bundesliga champions, the 33-year-old wants a new challenge and has publicly expressed his desire to leave the club.
A move to Camp Nou has emerged as Lewandowski’s preferred destination, with the Catalan giants having recently made a bid to sign him.
However, the Mirror say Lewandowski is also open to a move to Stamford Bridge, with Thomas Tuchel desperate to bolster his attacking options following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan.
Therefore, Jacobs wouldn’t be too surprised if Boehly put out a bid to try to bring him to west London.
What did Jacobs say about Lewandowski?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Chelsea will be wary of another ‘Raphinha repeat’ where they accept a fee to find Lewandowski still pending from Barcelona.
“It wouldn’t surprise me, though, if Boehly continues, if we see another quick offer, with cash up front, to try and get Barcelona out of the market.
Why do Chelsea want Lewandowski?
Lewandowski could turn 34 next month but he remains arguably the best striker in Europe.
The Bayern star scored 50 goals in all competitions last season, including 13 in the Champions League, more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined (12).
Lewandowski’s 50 strikes for the German side means he has now found the net 40 times or more in seven consecutive seasons, underlining why Chelsea are keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge.
Moreover, in the Premier League last season, Mason Mount was the only player in Tuchel’s side to hit double figures and while Chelsea comfortably secured a place in the top four, a top striker could see them emerge. as surprise title contenders.