Chelsea would be 'hugely interested' in signing 344-goal star at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea would be “hugely interested” in signing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski although the Blues might now have missed their chance, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Poland international has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge in this window as he edges closer to ending his eight-year affiliation with the Bundesliga champions.

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Despite the experienced striker favouring a move to Barcelona, the Guardian revealed last month that Chelsea are also in the race for his signature.

The report states that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel wanted to bring him to Chelsea in 2021, before the club ended up signing Romelu Lukaku for a club record fee.

Lewandowski is approaching the final 12 months of his contract and has openly said that he wants to leave the German outfit.

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“One thing is certain today, my story with Bayern is over,” he said. “After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good co-operation. I realise a transfer will be the best solution for both sides.”

But Barcelona are in the driving seat to land the Pole, who has scored an incredible 344 goals in his eight seasons at the Allianz Arena, and Brown fears that Tuchel’s side could miss out on his services.

What did Brown say about Lewandowski?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m pretty sure that Tuchel wanted Lewandowski more than he ever wanted Lukaku when Lukaku signed, so he’s clearly a player they would be hugely interested in.

“But like Raphinha, he has already made his mind up to go somewhere else, so it might be too late to get in on that market now.”

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How did Lewandowski perform this season?

Lewandowski has established himself as the best goalscorer in European football for the last couple of years, overtaking both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on that front, and last season proved no different.

Despite his goals leading to Munich winning just one trophy, their tenth Bundesliga crown on the bounce, on a personal level, the 33-year-old was in scintillating form once again.

In the German top-flight, he struck 35 times in 34 appearances, while he added a further 13 strikes in the Champions League, including hat-tricks against Benfica and RB Salzburg and a brace against Barcelona.

The 2021-2022 campaign could be Lewandowski’s last as a Bayern Munich player, but if that proves to be the case, he definitely went out with a bang.

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