Bayern Munich closing on departure of Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski closing on a move to Barcelona. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski closing on a move to Barcelona. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

The coming weeks for Bayern Munich are set to be crucial in terms of squad building for next season. The Bavarian club is actively pursuing the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. Apart from signing the Dutch center-back, Die Roten will face the challenging prospect of finding a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

According to The Athletic, talks between Bayern and Barcelona are progressing well, and there is optimism amongst all parties about completing the deal. The Polish striker has been pushing for a move to Barcelona since the end of last season.

The report from Athletic was somewhat confirmed by SportBild. The German media outlet has insisted that Barcelona is set to make the fourth and final offer for Lewandowski, which is likely to be close to the evaluation of Die Roten. The German Champions are reportedly looking for a fee over €50 million.

Sky Sports in Germany has also insisted that talks are now at an advanced stage between both clubs to complete the transfer. Robert Lewandowski was also reportedly hoping for a breakthrough this week after reporting at Sabner Strasse for pre-season.

The senior squad at Die Roten will be leaving for the USA early next week to play two friendly games. Moreover, there will be a team presentation for the German Champions tomorrow. Bayern, Lewandowski, and Barcelona probably want a deal done before both clubs leave for their respective pre-season tours.

Even if Lewandowski ends up going to the USA with Die Roten, the move may materialise. Barcelona is also travelling to the same country for the pre-season tour. It is looking certain more than ever that the Polish striker will not be playing in the Bavarian colours from next season.

It remains to be seen how Bayern is planning to replace Robert Lewandowski. There is no outstanding candidate in the market that can be a direct replacement for the Polish striker. Sadio Mane can also play up front, so the German Champions may look to add another flexible forward instead of going for a number nine.

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Bayern is also looking to sign Mathys Tel from Rennes to bolster the attack for the first team. The German club has already seen a bid rejected for the French striker. The teenager is reportedly planned for the first team, but he is unlikely to be a direct replacement for Lewandowski. A lot of thinking to do for the club hierarchy as Robert Lewandowski is inching closer to Barcelona.