Barcelona are very interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
According to Sky in GermanyLewandowski is open to a move to Barcelona and it’s a dream for him to play in Spain.
A two- or three-year contract is being worked out worth £25-33m per season as the 33-year-old plots his next move.
Reports that Lewandowski, who is out of contract in the summer of 2023, requested a transfer with Bayern officials, however, are not correct.
Barcelona, who continued their resurgence with a 3-2 win over Levante on Sunday night, want to make at least one marquee signing this summer despite their financial troubles meaning they cannot afford Erling Haaland.
Xavi’s side are now unbeaten in 15 La Liga games and sit second in the table, but the Spaniard seems keen to add another centre-forward to their ranks with Lewandowski reportedly high on the candidate list.
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The Poland international has scored 46 goals in 40 games in all competitions this season and is currently the top scorer in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
In his eight seasons with Bayern, Lewandowski has scored an incredible 340 goals in 369 appearances and is only behind Gerd Muller in their all-time record goalscoring list.
Lewandowski: I’m open to anything
In March, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski said of a possible summer transfer:
“I’m open to anything. I’m silent,” he said sky in Germany.
“It’s important for me to be able to focus on my game, always on what can happen in the last game.
“Anything that remains to be done regarding the contracts is a secondary matter and remains in the background.”
‘Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker’
Sky Germany journalist Marc Behrenbeck:
“We’ve done a lot of research over the past few weeks and what we know is that Barcelona are very interested in Lewandowski, not least because an Erling Haaland transfer won’t happen.
“And that’s what we know at the moment: Barca want him, Lewandowski is open for Barcelona. It’s always been a dream for him to play in Spain – be it Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“There have already been talks. Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker, who can guarantee 30 or more goals per season.
“A two or three-year contract is in preparation with a salary of around 35 to 40 million euros per year.
“Barcelona are unable to pay high fees but high salaries. According to a Polish journalist, Lewandowski has already spoken to Oliver Kahn about a transfer in a personal meeting.
“It’s not true to what we know, there was no such meeting. So no request from Lewandowski to Bayern for a transfer.”