Stamford Bridge side re-ignite interest in Polish international.
Chelsea could turn their attentions to Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski if their pursuit for Manchester United star Wayne Rooney flops according to the Sunday People.
Jose Mourinho’s side have already seen two offers rejected for the England international during the summer months and they are now reportedly preparing a final improved £40m bid with a stunning wage package worth £300,00 offered to the 27-year-old.
But United remain adamant that the former Everton striker, who came off the bench during yesterday’s 4-1 away victory at Swansea, will not be sold at any price this summer.
Should the Blues’ attempt prove in vain, they will instead look to Germany for the Polish striker who has just entered the last year of his contract.
The Stamford Bridge club are understand to be prepared to pay £40m for the 24-year-old which could entice the Champions League runners’ up to cash-in this summer rather than losing him for free next year.
Bayern Munich have already been told Lewandowski that would not be sold this summer despite intense interest from the Allianz Arena although some reports suggest that he has agreed to sign for Pep Guardiola’s side for next season.
Instead Dormund insist that he will see him contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side for the new Bundesliga season before leaving on a free at the end of the season.
However a big-money transfer to England to become the focal point in Mourinho’s attack could prove an attractive option for the former Lech Poznan man who netted an impressive 36 times in his 49 matches for the Westfalenstadion outfit last term.