Chelsea have reportedly held talks with Robert Lewandowski representative over a possible summer move as Thomas Tuchel steps up his search for a new frontman this summer.
With Timo Werner enduring a disappointing first season in English football and potential departure of Olivier Giroud to AC Milan while Tammy Abraham on verge to leave the club this summer.
Chelsea are desperately hoping to freshen up their front line as Thomas Tuchel keen to mount an assault on the Premier League title in upcoming campaign.
The Champions League holders have been strongly linked with Erling Haaland but Borussia Dortmund are reluctant to selling him this summer, having already lost England star Jando Sancho to Manchester United.
The Blues reportedly had an opening player-plus-cash bid for Haaland rejected last week and Dortmund’s stance has forced the west London club to look elsewhere.
A return to Stamford Bridge for Romelu Lukaku is another possibility, although it is thought it would cost in excess of £100million to sign the Belgian from Inter Milan.
Harry Kane has also been linked but the rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham means it’s unlikely the England captain will make the move across London, despite making it clear he wants a new challenge this summer.
But the latest name on Chelsea’s radar is Bayern Munich talisman Lewandowski amid uncertainty over his future with the Bundesliga champions.
According to German outlet Sport Bild, Chelsea chiefs have already held initial talks with the Polish star’s agent, Pini Zahavi.
Lewandowski, 32, still has two years remaining on his current Bayern deal and the German giants are desperate to tie him down to longer terms.
The Sun reported earlier this month that Chelsea are set to make a £50m offer for the Polish star and he is keen on moving to the Premier League.
Lewandowski has been in outrageous form in recent seasons and broke German icon Gerd Muller’s record for Bundesliga goals in a single season with 41 last campaign.
Bayern could be tempted to cash in on Lewandowski this summer, rather than risk losing him for a lesser fee next summer, or worse on a free in 2023 if he fails to sign new terms.
It comes after reports claimed Chelsea are prepared to let Abraham join Arsenal on loan this season if a £40m obligation-to-buy clause is included in the deal.