Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will reportedly leave the club at the end of next season, but won’t be joining Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea.
The Polish international will wait for Real Madrid’s transfer embargo to be lifted with the hope of securing a move to the Spanish giants.
Despite signing a five-year deal with Bayern after leaving Dortmund on a free transfer in 2014, it is understood that he is keen to pursue a new challenge outside of the Bundesliga, according to The Independent.
The 27-year-old has been a prolific goalscorer in Germany, but with Pep Guardiola leaving Bavaria at the end of this season and with Carlo Ancelotti set to come in, the changes may not be limited to the coaching staff.
Lewandowski was a transfer target for United last summer, as noted by The Independent, but with Bayern keen not to sell their prized asset, the move didn’t come close to materialising.
In turn, it could be costly with Madrid now entering the scenario although the club will have their hands full for the time being as they are set to appeal their transfer ban for the next two windows.
The result of that appeal could therefore have a significant impact on whether or not the La Liga side test the resolve of Bayern this summer, but it is reported that the Polish striker is set on a move to Spain and will not be tempted by a switch to the Premier League instead.
It will come as a blow to United, City and Chelsea to hear the news, with all three clubs suffering at some level with a lack of goals and depth in their forward line this season.