Despite signing Alvaro Morata in the summer for a club record £60 million, Chelsea have been lacking teeth going forward this season on far too many occasions. Olivier Giroud was signed in January to hopefully go some way towards limiting that problem but it is being reported that the Blues are looking to bring Robert Lewandowski to Stamford Bridge at the end of the transfer window.
The Bayern Munich striker is widely considered as the best number nine in world football, with Luis Suarez his main competitor, and would undoubtedly be a great success in the Premier League. This is the exact reason why Manchester United are also being linked with the Polish frontman, who is allegedly looking to negotiate a move away from Germany.
The talk of Lewandowski leaving Bayern came about after he was signed onto the books of super agent, Pini Zahavi but is it understood that his current employers won’t be listening to any offers. It would be ludicrous for them to let him leave but how many times have we seen ‘top players’ force moves away with strikes, injuries and so on? It could turn into a very awkward situation for Jupp Heynckes, playing into the hands of any potential suitors in the process.
Antonio Conte, if he still has a job in the summer, will be desperate to bring the 29-year-old to London and while it would have to be a bumper deal, there’s no doubt that it would be a fantastic investment with Lewandowski being one of the deadliest strikers in football’s recent history.
The big question on the lips of Chelsea fans would be what does this mean for not only Morata but also Michy Batshuayi, who is performing brilliantly on loan for Dortmund. With the Lewandowski rumours still at an early stage, it might not materialise into anything, meaning there might be a glimmer of hope for Batshuayi’s Blues career.