It’s no secret that the prolific Polish striker wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer with Barcelona seen as his dream destination.
However, Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea, who are looking to reshape their attacking side next season, believe Lewandowski may not get his wish after all.
The truth is that even Bayern Munich are ready to let go of their talisman, the £40m-plus price tag imposed on the 33-year-old is currently a huge problem for the broke Catalans.
Honestly, the Catalan club are actually very broke. Having slipped into a serious economic crisis, following the departure of former president Josep Bartomeu, one can imagine the mess that current president Joan Laporta is trying to clean up.
Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona is actually complicated and currently proving difficult to pull off, if Barcelona are honest with themselves.
According to La Liga president Javier Tebas, the Blaugrana have no chance of completing a deal of the amount quoted by the Bundesliga giants, without breaching La Liga’s financial regulations on the pitch.
And it is for this very reason that Man United have now joined Chelsea in the Lewandowski race.
Manchester United ready to move in for Lewandowski
The lack of Champions League football also doesn’t seem to be helping the Red Devils’ case to convince the Poland international to join new boss Erik ten Hag.
Make no mistake though, United CAN afford Lewandowski regardless.
Chelsea reportedly interested in Lewandowski
The task, as easy as it may seem, turned out to be very complicated as his former club Inter Milan cannot afford to buy him outright.
However, Barcelona’s situation also doesn’t mean that Lewandowski will end up staying at Munich to complete the final year of his contract which expires in June next year.
His battered relationship with the club doesn’t seem to be improving either, hence Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Liverpool’s electric Senegalese Sadio Mane, who is currently hoping to move away from Anfield.