Chelsea: Boehly could make 'another quick bid' for £25m star at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly could make an ambitious bid to land Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.

The American recently made Raheem Sterling his first signing at the club, but he’s keen on making further additions before the window closes, with the wantaway £25m-rated striker on his wish list.

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According to the Mirror, Chelsea are hoping to hijack Barcelona’s move for the experienced frontman, who’s scored an incredible 344 goals in his eight years at the Allianz Arena.

But with just 12 months remaining on his deal with the reigning Bundesliga champions, the 33-year-old wants a new challenge and has publicly expressed his desire to leave the club.

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A switch to the Nou Camp has appeared Lewandowski’s preferred destination, with the Catalan giants recently made a bid to sign him.

However, the Mirror state that Lewandowski is also open to a move to Stamford Bridge, with Thomas Tuchel desperate to bolster his striker options following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan.

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Therefore, Jacobs wouldn’t be overly surprised if Boehly launches a bid in an attempt to bring him to west London.

What did Jacobs say about Lewandowski?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Chelsea will be wary of another ‘Raphinha repeat’ where they agree a fee only to find Lewandowski still waiting for Barcelona.

It wouldn’t surprise me, though, if Boehly proceeds, if we see another quick bid, with cash upfront involved, to try and price Barcelona out of the market.”

Why do Chelsea want Lewandowski?

Lewandowski might turn 34 next month, but he remains arguably the top striker in Europe.

The Bayern star scored 50 goals across all competitions last season, including 13 in the Champions League, which was more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined (12).

Lewandowski’s 50 strikes for the German outfit means he’s now found the net 40 or more times in seven consecutive seasons, highlighting why Chelsea would be keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge.

Furthermore, in the Premier League last season, Mason Mount was the only player in Tuchel’s squad to hit double figures and while Chelsea comfortably secured a place in the top four, a top striker could see them emerge as surprise title contenders.

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