Chelsea plotting big-money move for Bundesliga No.9 attacker

Chelsea and Manchester City are allegedly interested in landing Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski with both sides on the lookout for a centre-forward this summer.

The 32-year-old Poland international is widely considered as one of the best number nine’s in world football and has to continued to reach dizzying goalscoring heights this term with an impressive tally of 36 Bundesliga goals.

According to ESPN, Robert, who has been with Die Roten since 2014 and has a contract there until June 2023, is undecided on his long-term future and could be tempted by a fresh challenge.

The report states that the Blues and the Citizens are in the running to snap him up, while Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain are also understood to be interested.

In order to begin negotiations with Bayern over the purchase of their key man, ESPN say that potential suitors will have to offer €60 million (£52 million).

Chelsea and City, who will meet in the UEFA Champions League final later in May, are both in the market for a top No.9 this summer’s transfer window.

The Blues’ £47.5 million summer recruit Timo Werner has struggled to adapt to the Premier League this campaign, while City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero is set to depart from the Etihad at the end of the current season.

The Argentine forward, who will be available on a free transfer, is also believed to be a potential option for Thomas Tuchel’s team.