Another interesting transfer window in the Premier League has just a few days left with the earlier deadline of before the start of the top-flight season. If previous years are anything to go by then there are still plenty of deals to be done but one that looks increasingly unlikely concerns Chelsea’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.
Over the weekend, it was looking promising after Maurizio Sarri had reportedly claimed that the Bayern star was top of his list of transfer targets but with time against the Blues, it’s going to take a miracle for him to be pictured holding up the blue shirt before Thursday’s deadline.
Any hope of securing his signature has taken a major hit following comments from Bundesliga expert, Raphael Honigstein. He claimed that it is hard to imagine the German giants going after a replacement this close to the end of the window, “It is inconceivable that Bayern will rip up the script and go for another striker as well as sell him.”
That does make a lot of sense especially because there aren’t many better in the number nine role than the Polish frontman. Fans at the Allianz Arena would go into meltdown if last season’s Bundesliga leading scorer was moved on with their competitive campaign starting on Sunday in the DFL-Supercup. This news might force Sarri into pursuing other targets in what is now seen as a desperate attempt to pick up at least one first-team quality player.
Wilfried Zaha is supposedly very keen on a move to the Bridge with Chelsea showing signs of interest in bringing in the lightning-fast winger but that is seen as a below-par acquisition by many Blues fans with other positions needing strengthening before Thursday evening.
Keeping hold of Eden Hazard would be a huge success and it now looks extremely likely that the World Cup star will be staying put but reinforcements are certainly needed ahead of the season opener with Arsenal.