Chelsea plot swoop for Robert Lewandowski as Erling Haaland’s move falters

Reports in England claim that Chelsea are closing in on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as ‘next best option’ to Erling Haaland.

Chelsea are eager to add a new No 9 to their ranks following Timo Werner’s disappointing first campaign and had named Erling Haaland as their primary target.

However, Chelsea recognise the difficulty of prising Haaland away from Dortmund and have subsequently moved on to Robert Lewandowski.

The Mail report that Lewandowski’s agent is looking to secure the striker one last big contract and has pushed him towards Real Madrid or Manchester City.

However, according to The Sun, Chelsea are eager to lead the transfer race and are willing to offer Bayern Munich £50million for the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer.

Bayern Munich are said to be against selling their top striker this summer as he is still under contract at the club until 2023.

Nevertheless, Lewandowski is said to be keen to test himself in the Premier League and could be willing to leave Germany for the right price.