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Chelsea Make Robert Lewandowski Transfer Decision As Thomas Tuchel Looks To Sign A New Striker

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Chelsea’s search to bolster their attacking options with a new striker this summer is still ongoing.

Despite having decided that landing a new goal-getter would be their top priority this summer before last season had even reached its conclusion, Chelsea, who face Championship outfit AFC Bournemouth in their next pre-season friendly next week, are still no closer to landing their top target.

As we all know only too well, Chelsea’s main target this summer is Borussia Dortmund sensationErling Haaland. The Blues have sounded the Norway international out as their number one priority and head coach Thomas Tuchel is determined to add him to his squad by any means necessary.

However, Dortmund are reluctant to lose their star asset, even though they are almost certain to secure a far bigger transfer fee for him this summer than they would in 12 months time once his release clause comes into effect.

Nevertheless, Dortmund are standing firm in their battle to retain the Leeds-born frontman, who netted a staggering 41 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions last season.

With frustrations amongst the Chelsea fan base growing, with many worried that too big a focus on Haaland could result in the Blues missing out on a new striker altogether, the club are keeping their options open and are now casting the net just that little bit wider.

That is because the Blues are keen on signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Over the weekend, it was reported by The Sun that the west London outfit were very much interested in the Poland international and were ready to lodge a £50million bid for his services, even though Bayern, like Dortmund, do not wish to sell their talisman.

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However, with Chelsea prepared to splash out well over £100million on at attempting to lure Haaland to Stamford Bridge, they should have no difficulties in financing a deal for Lewandowski, with Bayern unlikely to demand as much as that for a 32-year-old.

Nevertheless, according to a report by Sport Bild in Germany, Chelsea have made their move in their attempts to sign Lewandowski by opening discussions with his agent, Pini Zahavi.

It has not been reported how advanced the talks are that have been held, but Chelsea have most certainly signalled their interest in the striker, who smashed the Bundesliga record for scoring the most goals in a single season last term.

Furthermore, it is reported that the numbers Chelsea are offering are ‘interesting’ the Lewandowski camp.

Tuchel is desperate to land a striker this summer, as outlined above, and they may not find a better source of goals than Lewandowski, with the former Dortmund man having established himself as, arguably, the best finisher in the world.

As well as being keen on Lewandowski, the striker, several years ago, even admitted that he would like to experience playing in the Premier League, meaning convincing him to make the move to Stamford Bridge may not be so difficult.

“I will be able to sign a contract [with any club] in January, but I have never said that I will sign a contract with Bayern,” Lewandowski told The Telegraph all the way back in 2013.

“It was a misunderstanding. It is true I had an opportunity to speak with Sir Alex Ferguson [in 2012], but we didn’t mention the transfer.

“One day I would like to play in Premier League. It would be a great experience.”