Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly trying to force his way out of the club so he can seal a transfer to Real Madrid before the end of the month.
Although the Poland international can no longer move to a Premier League club this summer, he wants out of Bayern and is specifically keen on a move to the Bernabeu, according to Diario Gol.
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One of the best strikers on the planet, Lewandowski has been highly prolific during his time at Bayern, scoring 154 times in 196 appearances for the Bavarian giants.
It’s clear the 29-year-old could make an ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid this season, with the Spanish giants in need of more firepower in their ranks.
Karim Benzema isn’t as prolific as he once was, and Ronaldo was their top scorer last season with 44 goals in all competitions.
Lewandowski could go some way to filling that void, having already got off to a flyer this term with a hat-trick in his first appearance of the new campaign.
Diario Gol also link Madrid with an interest in Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, though it’s thought Inter Milan hot-shot Mauro Icardi is their priority as he’s younger than the other two.
This seems a sensible long-term strategy for Los Blancos, though they don’t have long to bring someone in and few would complain if Lewandowski ended up being that man.