Barcelona has made a € 40 million (£ 34.4 million) bid for Robert Lewandowski.
However, Bayern Munich insist the striker is not for sale, although he remains only one year away from his contract.
Bayern did not tell Lewandowski’s representatives how much they would accept for the Polish international if they decided to sell him.
Pasintmonate, Sky in Germany reported that the 33-year-old told Bayern that he will not extend his contract beyond the end of the 2022/23 season.
Lewandowski told the Bundesliga club that he is looking for a new challenge and there is little financial motive in his decision not to extend his stay.
Sky in Germany added that Lewandowski would like to move to Barcelona this summer rather than expect to become a free agent.
Oliver Kahn, the CEO of Bayern Munich, said Amazon Prime in April that Lewandowski would not leave the Allianz Arena this summer.
“We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30 to 40 goals per season,” said the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper. “He has a contract until June 2023 and we will definitely have him with us for another season.”
Lewandowski has been with the German champions since 2014 and has scored 344 goals for the club in all competitions.
He has helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles in the last eight seasons, as well as three German cups, and was recently crowned the league’s top scorer for the fifth season in a row.
Lewandowski spent the majority of his career in Germany after joining Lech Poznan’s Borussia Dortmund in 2010.
“Barca’s offer will not be enough”
Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“I don’t think 40 million euros will be enough. Bayern Munich’s position is basically: ‘He’s not for sale. He remains 12 months on his contract. He’s not going anywhere. “
“We tried to find out what price Bayern Munich would let him go and the message we get is that there is no price. Lewandowski’s representatives did not receive a price.
“Bayern are basically saying he’s not going anywhere and that he’s going to play for us next season.
“Barcelona really want to sign him. They put their money on the table even though they have severe financial problems and the player himself has significantly fixed his heart to end his career in Barcelona.”
“Xavi desperately wants world-class striker”
Sky in Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck:
“We’ve researched a lot and what we do know is that Barcelona are very interested in Lewandowski.
“Barca wants him, Lewandowski is open for Barcelona. It has always been a dream for him to play in Spain – either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“There have been talks. Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker who can guarantee 30 or more goals in a season. A two- or three-year contract is being made with a salary of around £ 35 to 40 million (£ 30 million to £ 40 million). 34m) a year.
“Barcelona is not able to pay high fees but high salaries.”
Mane enen, Lewandowski eksteren?
Despite Bayern’s stance, could Lewandowski finally achieve his wish after the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool?
Sky in Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg:
“There was an exclusive meeting between Lewandowski, Salihamidzic and the player’s agent Pini Zahavi last Wednesday in Mallorca because it was important for Salihamidzic to talk to them personally away from the media here in Germany and he heard about his situation.
“The situation is unchanged – Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich. He wants to join Barcelona. The position of the Bayern bosses is still clear – they don’t want to leave him.
“He is too important for the team and for Nagelsmann. With Lewandowski, you have a guarantee of 30 or 40 goals. His comments were not good for the team or for his manager, but the player is very important. He could leave the club as well. free agent in 2023 so maybe if they are offered between € 50m to € 60m they may no longer be able to say no.
“The window is open and there is a period of poker now between all the parties involved.”
Lewandowski has a contract until 2023 and we expect to see him on the first day of preseason. The situation has not changed. Robert has a contract with us for another year and we are excited when he joins us for the first day of training.
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