Robert Lewandowski is reportedly a transfer target for Chelsea, despite Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac warning interested clubs off the prolific ace.
Goals were a real problem for Chelsea last season, as the Blues managed just 62 in 38 Premier League games, the lowest tally of the top six sides.
In turn, it would make sense that they’re targeting a player like Lewandowski, as reported by The Daily Star, given that the 29-year-old has scored over 40 goals in each of the last three campaigns.
It’s added in the report that he’s expected to fetch in excess of £80m if he were to move, but it remains to be seen as to whether Chelsea are successful in their pursuit.
As noted in his comments below, Kovac was clear on the club’s stance when it came to their talisman, and so with the transfer deadline for English clubs fast approaching, the chances of seeing Lewandowski at Stamford Bridge next season arguably look pretty bleak.
“He’s not going to leave this club, I can safely say we do not want to sell him,” Kovac is quoted as saying by Marca, who add that Real Madrid have been paired with swooping for the Polish international.
“It’s true that Robert is toying with going elsewhere, but one thing is what he would like and another thing, what we want.”
Despite a promising start in his first season at Chelsea, Alvaro Morata ultimately struggled to score consistently and ended the campaign with just 15 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
Michy Batshuayi was sent out on loan by former boss Antonio Conte while the January signing of Olivier Giroud offered some relief as the former Arsenal man scored some important goals.
However, with Maurizio Sarri now at the helm, it remains to be seen as to whether or not his current options fit his ideas for the club, but it’s arguably fair to say that signing Lewandowski looks pretty unlikely despite the Star suggesting he has become a priority for the Blues.