Chelsea is set to complete their first summer deal as they have made contact with Robert Lewandowski.
The Blues has contacted the Bayern Munich 47 goal striker as Thomas Tuchel plots a summer move which will be expected to solve the scoring problems despite that they are facing a battle to convince him with Barcelona being Lewandowski’s first option.
Lewandowski is the latest forward to be linked with Chelsea, who are on the search for a goalscorer with boss Tuchel running out of patience with the struggling Timo Werner.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku are both being touted for possible switches to Stamford Bridge this summer while Harry Kane is also being considered after he handed in a transfer request at Tottenham.
However, Tuchel is now said to have turned his attentions to 32-year-old Lewandowski, who has been prolific again this season with an astonishing 47 goals from 39 games.
Sky sports Germany claim that Chelsea have already sounded out the Poland international about a summer move, with the striker believed to be considering his future at Bayern.
Chelsea have notably struggled for goals this season with midfielder Jorginho their top scorer in the Premier League with seven, which have all come from the penalty spot.
Furthermore £53millon signing Werner has failed to get to grips to life in England, scoring just 12 times from 50 games this term – and missing a host of good chances in big games -while Tammy Abraham’s future is up in the air following his omission from the squad for their FA Cup final defeat against Leicester last weekend.
Although Lewandowski has been identified as one of Chelsea’s main options, their transfer chief Marina Granovskaia faces a huge battle to convince him to join because the striker is said to be favouring a move to Spain over the Premier League.
More so Barcelona are interested in Lewandowski but are in a difficult financial position at present, and may not have the funds available to sign him this summer.
Lewandowski is also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar, with Mauricio Pochettino making contingency plans in case Kylian Mbappe leaves.