Name the best No. 9 in the world right now. If you say Robert Lewandowski, you’re not alone.
The Bayern Munich star enjoyed a superb 2015 and was a little unfortunate not to make the podium for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award - although perhaps not as unfortunate as Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.
Widely regarded as one of the best strikers on the planet, it’s no surprise that just about every elite club in Europe would love to sign Lewandowski. However, the Polish forward only has eyes for Real Madrid.
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This is according to the Telegraph, who understand that Lewandowski is likely to reject interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City in order to hold out for a dream move to the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid would be unable to sign Lewandowski until the summer of 2017 after being hit with a two-window transfer ban by FIFA - unless their appeal is successful - but the 27-year-old is prepared to stay at the Allianz Arena for another year rather than accepting an offer from a Premier League club in any case.
Bayern Munich will be desperate to keep Lewandowski, who has scored 25 goals in 27 appearances this season, but there is reportedly growing expectation at the Allianz Arena that the Pole will seek a move to Madrid this summer.
Real Madrid have Benzema - do they need Lewandowski?
Real Madrid, however, already have Karim Benzema - a popular member of the Bernabeu dressing room who has netted 21 goals in 20 matches for Los Blancos this term.
Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez are both huge fans of Benzema, so there’s no guarantees Real Madrid will decide to spend a fortune on Lewandowski.
Perhaps there’s still some hope for the interested Premier League clubs after all.
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