Barcelona have made a €40m (£34.4m) offer to Robert Lewandowski.
However, Bayern Munich insist the striker is not for sale despite only having one year left on his contract.
Bayern have not told Lewandowski’s representatives how much they would accept for the Poland international should they decide to sell him.
Last month, heaven in Germany reported the 33-year-old had informed Bayern Munich that he would not be extending his contract beyond the end of the 2022/23 season.
Lewandowski has told the Bundesliga club he is looking for a new challenge and there is little financial motive behind his decision not to extend his stay.
heaven in Germany added that Lewandowski would rather join Barcelona this summer than wait to become a free agent.
Oliver Kahn, CEO of FC Bayern Munich, said Amazon Prime in April that Lewandowski would not leave the Allianz Arena this summer.
“We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30-40 goals a season,” said the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper. “He has a contract until June 2023 and we will definitely have him with us for another season.”
Lewandowski has been with the German champions since 2014 and has scored 344 goals for the club in all competitions.
He has helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles and three German Cup wins in the last eight seasons and has just been named the league’s top scorer for the fifth straight season.
Lewandowski has spent most of his career in Germany after joining Borussia Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010.
‘Barca’s offer will not be enough’
Kaveh Solhekol, Sky Sports News chief reporter:
“I don’t think €40m will be enough. Bayern Munich’s position is basically: ‘He’s not for sale. He’s got 12 months left on his contract. He’s not going anywhere.’
“We were trying to figure out what price Bayern Munich would let him go for and the message we get back is that there is no price. No price was given to Lewandowski’s representatives.
“Bayern is basically saying he’s not going anywhere and will play for us next season.
“Barcelona really want to sign him. They put their money on the table despite serious financial problems and the player himself has been very focused on finishing his career at Barcelona.”
“Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker”
Sky Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck:
“We did a lot of research and we know that Barcelona are very interested in Lewandowski.
“Barca want him, Lewandowski is open to Barcelona. It was always a dream for him to play in Spain – either for Real Madrid or Barcelona.”
“There have been talks. Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker who can guarantee 30 goals or more a season. A two- or three-year deal is in the pipeline with a salary of around €35m-€40m (€30m-€40m). .) per year.
“Barcelona are not in a position to pay high fees but high salaries.”
Mane in, Lewandowski out?
Could Lewandowski get his wish despite Bayern’s attitude following the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool?
Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg:
“Lewandowski, Salihamidzic and players’ agent Pini Zahavi met exclusively on Mallorca last Wednesday because it was important for Salihamidzic to speak to them personally, far away from the media here in Germany and because he found out about his situation.
“The situation is unchanged – Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich. He wants to go to Barcelona. The position of the Bayern bosses is still clear – they don’t want to let him go.”
“He’s too important for the team and for Nagelsmann. With Lewandowski you have a guarantee of 30 or 40 goals. His comments weren’t good for the team or his manager, but the player is very important. He could leave the club .” a free agent in 2023, so maybe they can’t say no when they’re offered between €50m and €60m.
“The window is open and it’s a game of poker right now between all parties involved.”
Lewandowski has a contract until 2023 and we expect him on the first day of pre-season. The situation has not changed. Robert still has one year of contract with us and we look forward to him coming to us on the first day of training.
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