According to reports, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is on Chelsea’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window.
That is according to German news outlet Sky Sport as they claim contact has been made with the Poland international.
Lewandowski is just the latest name in a long line of strikers being linked with moves to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2021/22 season along with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.
But it would appear that the 32-year-old is their first-choice option as the aforementioned report states he could follow Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in swapping the Bundesliga for the Premier League.
However, there’s one problem Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia must overcome to sign Lewandowski.
And that’s getting the striker to change his mind as he reportedly favours a move to Spain over England.
In a scenario that sees Lewandowski join the Blues, Werner’s place in the starting XI will almost certainly come under threat despite him only arriving last summer.
With that said, Thomas Tuchel has already backed Werner to improve next season with or without any new signings.
“You will not find one manager who will not add a 20-goal striker to his squad. I cannot have enough of them, if you can guarantee that,” the Chelsea boss told Sky Sports.
“But this is what Chelsea bought, they bought Timo Werner and he is a 20/30-goal striker a year. Now he is struggling a little bit, for the first time in his career.
“I have known him since he was 17. He scored every year in youth football. When he was 16 he played under-18, when he was 17 he played under-19 and he never stopped scoring.
“In any transfer, there are risks of adaptations, change of country, change of mentality.
“It needs time. It’s not a puzzle where you identify one piece and you go out and find the exact piece, it’s more than that and that’s why there is no rush and no panic.”