According to reports, Robert Lewandowski has emerged as Chelsea’s primary transfer target this summer. Sam Wallace of Daily Telegraph insists that regardless of the managerial uncertainty at the club, the Blues are poised to push for a deal to bring the towering Poland international to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Poland international would likely attract a huge transfer fee in the region of £100m and his arrival could spell the end for Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.
“Although Lewandowski’s age is not ideal for the kind of hefty price Chelsea would have to pay—he turns 30 in August—he does fit the bill for a proven European goalscorer and his arrival would also be a crucial way of persuading Eden Hazard, and Thibaut Courtois that Chelsea are serious about challenging again for the Premier League and the Champions League,” Wallace wrote.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s move for the Bayern Munich forward could face a challenge after a poor season that saw them miss out on next season’s UEFA Champions League. However, his eventual signing will be a strong statement from the Blues, going by how the 29-year-old has established himself as one of the most lethal forward’s in football presently.
Chelsea writer, Mark Worrall also raised concern about the possibility of the deal but advised the club to go for it. He also noted interest from Real Madrid in Lewandowski but doubted if the Spanish giants would be willing to meet the player’s valuation.