Bayern Munich: Barcelona make improved offer for Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona make third bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Barcelona make third bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The transfer saga involving Robert Lewandowski continues to rumble. The Polish striker is determined to seal a move to FC Barcelona, while Bayern Munich is eager to keep him for at least one more season. The Catalan club remains keen on wrapping up the deal before the start of the pre-season.

According to SportBild, Barcelona has made a third bid for Lewandowski. The latest offer from the Spanish club is worth €40 million guaranteed and €5 million in addons. The third bid is slightly better than the second bid. It remains well short of the price set by Die Roten, which is close to €60 million.

The German media outlet also reports that Bayern and Barcelona have been in contact after the previous two bids from the Spanish clubs were rejected. Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that Lewandowski has been made aware by the Spanish club about the third bid for him.

Bayern has maintained a strict stance regarding the future of Lewandowski since he first expressed his desire to leave at the end of the season. The Polish striker continued to push for a move to Barcelona by publicly requesting a transfer. Some of his comments in media didn’t go down well with Bayern president Oliver Kahn.

Even though Rekordmeister continues to insist that Lewandowski will not be leaving, the German club’s stance has softened behind the scenes. The Bavarian club is looking to get a fee of around €60 million to part ways with the Poland international. It remains to be seen if Barcelona will be eager to improve the offer.

Apart from Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a move for Robert Lewandowski. However, it does look like the Polish striker has his heart set on a move to the Catalan club. The personal terms are unlikely to be an issue for this deal to go through.

It will be a massive surprise if Lewandowski is in Bavaria after the current summer transfer window. The dressing room at Die Roten is reportedly worried about having a disgruntled player at the club. Instead of things getting ugly, it will be better for all parties that this transfer happens sooner rather than later.

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In an ideal scenario, the move to Barcelona for Robert Lewandowski is concluded before the start of the preseason. Bayern will also need time to find a replacement for the Polish striker. The Bavarian club has options in the squad that can play as a number nine, but reports in Germany have suggested that Die Roten will look for a proper striker.