Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski hoping for transfer breakthrough this week

Robert Lewandowski hoping to leave Bayern Munich before team leaves for pre-season tour. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowski hoping to leave Bayern Munich before team leaves for pre-season tour. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

The final batch of Bayern Munich players returned to training at Sabner Strasse on Tuesday. Robert Lewandowski also turned up for medical tests along with other senior players. The Polish striker is expected to train with his teammates from Wednesday. However, Lewandowski is hoping to seal a move to FC Barcelona sooner rather than later.

According to Sport1, Lewandowski and his team are hoping for an agreement between Bayern and Barcelona to arrive before the end of this week. The Poland international has already agreed personal terms with the Spanish team.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports in Germany is also reporting that Barcelona is set to make a fourth bid for Lewandowski, and all parties are hoping to conclude the deal this week. The fourth bid is expected to be more than €50 million, including bonuses. This bid will be much closer to Die Roten’s demands as they reportedly want €60 million for the Polish forward.

Contrary to previous reports, Robert Lewandowski will not go on strike to force a move to Barcelona. The Polish striker has consistently expressed his desire to leave since the end of the season. However, he is hoping for an amicable arrangement to complete the transfer.

Meanwhile, Bayern has consistently insisted that Lewandowski will not be leaving this summer. However, various reports have suggested that Rekordmeister will sell him only for a very big fee. Barcelona has been relentless in their pursuit to get the Polish striker by making several bids.

It remains to be seen how Bayern plans to replace Lewandowski if this move goes through. The Bavarian club is currently working on a deal to bring Matthijs De Ligt from Juventus. Considering the lack of top-quality strikers in the market, Die Roten will have to be creative when it comes to finding a replacement for Lewandowski.

The German Champions are also working on a deal to sign Rennes forward Mathys Tel. The youngster is planned for the first team, but he cannot be considered a straightforward replacement for Robert Lewandowski. Die Roten may try to have multiple forwards chipping in with goals instead of signing a number nine that will score 40+ goals per season.

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In the last couple of days, Die Roten has been linked with Harry Kane. However, a move for the English forward will be plausible next summer since he has three years left on his current deal. As things stand, this could be a big week for Lewandowski and Bayern. If Lewandowski ends up going to the pre-season tour with Die Roten, he may end up staying at the club for one more season.