Chelsea are set to join the race to sign Robert Lewandowski despite the fact he favours a summer move to Barcelona, the Guardian reports, while Bayern Munich also have no intention of selling the striker. Lewandowski’s contract expires in 2023, and with Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn seemingly blocking his exit this summer, it remains to be seen what transfer fee could tempt the German champions given they would end up losing him for free next year. Lewandowski wants to play in Spain, but Chelsea would explore the possibility of signing the 33-year-old if new owner Todd Boehly takes over.
Paper Round’s view: Kahn’s “there is no player above the club” was pretty forthright, but if Lewandowski keeps pushing for a move then he may well push him out of the club. Of course Bayern do not want to strengthen a rival, but if the player wants to leave they may as well try to get a decent fee – and when it comes to European rivals anyway, Barca are not quite at that level, even if they do sign Lewandowski.