Bayern Munich chairman Herbert Hainer said that Robert Lewandowski would not receive a move from Bayern Munich this summer. However, there were heavy rumours linking the striker to Barcelona. Barcelona received an impetus to pursue Robert Lewandowski following reports claiming that the forward had informed Bayern Munich he would not sign a new contract with the club. Robert Lewandowski has emerged as the primary target for Barcelona this summer. However, the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, has said that the club is currently in no state to sign the forward.
Barcelona were heavy favourites to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is under contract with Bayern Munich for one more year, and Barcelona might have trouble cobbling together a reasonable fee given their recent debt problems. The Sun says Manchester United, who will need to pay up to PS 20m for Lewandowski, are among Premier League clubs whose representatives have approached the Poland captain. Two days earlier, Fabrizio Romano reported Lewandowski had agreed verbally on a three-year contract with Barcelona.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Lewandowski has decided that he would opt to stay out of the Bayern Munich pre-season. The Polish superstar will not renew his FC Bayern contract, which is set to expire in summer 2023, and he will be leaving Bayern at the end of the 22/23 season. Roca is eager to leave Bayern Munich, but Real Madrid is not looking to add another central midfielder after spending around EUR 30m on signing Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes this summer. Robert Lewandowski wants to join Barcelona, and Barcelona would like to sign him, with him being considered the priority and the man to lead the project of Xavi Hernandez going forward.
With the German Bundesliga Golden Boot winner looking keen on joining Barcelona and not wanting to sign a new contract, Bayern Munich would have little option to cash in this summer. Robert Lewandowski went one step further ahead of the latest international break when he insisted that his story with Bayern is finished; Barcelona is now said to lead the race for his services. However, Bayern Munich chairman Herbert Hainer still expects him to honour his contract at the Allianz Arena for another season. It remains to be seen if Chelsea can leapfrog the queue and sign Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea in an attempt to replace Romelu Lukaku should he ultimately make his way back to Inter before the summer transfer window closes. The Polish superstar is not Ronaldo or Mbappe, but he is not too far behind, and Barcelona does not have many better alternatives waiting in the wings.