Robert Lewandowski ‘turns DOWN Chelsea offer’ with his ‘heart set on a move to Barcelona’ despite Thomas Tuchel viewing Poland striker as the perfect replacement for Romelu Lukaku
- Chelsea have had their offer for Robert Lewandowski turned down by the striker
- The Poland captain instead wants to complete a summer move to join Barcelona
- The 33-year-old scored 50 club goals across all competitions last season
- Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to bring a recognised striker to the club
Robert Lewandowski has rejected the chance to join Chelsea this summer with the Bayern Munich striker targeting a dream move to join Barcelona.
Refusing to sign a new deal and with just one year left on his contract at the Bundesliga champions, Lewandowski has caught the attention of a host of clubs, including Chelsea.
First reported by Sport, Lewandowski rejected the opportunity to join the Premier League outfit, instead wanting to sign for Barcelona.
Thomas Tuchel wants to bring a top-quality striker to Stamford Bridge after Romelu Lukaku’s dreadful return with the manager offering the Poland captain the chance to join Chelsea.
Robert Lewandowski is wanted by a number of European clubs but wants to go to Barcelona
However the 33-year-old appears to have eyes only for Barcelona with manager Xavi said to have made Lewandowski his top transfer target.
Chelsea’s initial interest in the striker was boosted by Barcelona’s struggles to register new players due to financial difficulties.
But after the La Liga club’s members voted overwhelmingly to sell future merchandising and television rights, they are now likely to move quickly to complete a deal for Lewandowski.
The Poland skipper is reported to have turned down the chance to join Chelsea this summer
Paris St Germain were also rumoured to be interested in acquiring the striker’s services for next season but their interest has cooled.
Lewandowski is expected to complete his move to Spain in the coming days with funds set to become available to bring new players to the Nou Camp.
Chelsea want to bring in a new striker after Romelu Lukaku’s disastrous season at the club
He will join former Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Spanish giants after spending 12 years playing in Germany.
Lewandowski again impressed in Munich last season scoring 50 club goals across all competitions, compared to Lukaku’s measly 15 goals for Chelsea.
But Chelsea will now have to turn their attention elsewhere with the Belgian poised for a return to former club Inter Milan leaving the Blues without a recognised striker
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