Chelsea suffer potential double transfer blow, as directors from two clubs speak out
People of power from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich say they will not be tempted by the approaches of Chelsea for their main men.
Bayern Munich’s president Herbert Hainer explained to Goal that Robert Lewandowski is keen on seeing staying at the German champions beyond his current deal.
The powerful Pole has been tipped for a potential move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
His name remains in the running to becoming the Blues new no.9, as dealings with Dortmund over Erling Haaland continue to stall.
Blow from both sides of the Bundesliga
However, Hainer explained that Bayern’s awesome attacker was going nowhere anytime soon.
He said: “Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is the best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team.
“He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munch.
“I said it already a few weeks ago – I could imagine him staying with us for even longer. He will honour his contract.
“He will definitely play the next two seasons here in Bayern Munich.”
If this wasn’t harrowing news enough for Chelsea supporters, Dortmund’s new sporting director delivered a devastating update on Haaland.
“Will Haaland stay this summer? Yes,” said Sebastian Kehl during a talk with Sport Bild.
“In the discussions with Raiola for Malen, I did not have the feeling we have to meet again about Haaland.
“We don’t want to give him up.”
A double whammy where the Blues are concerned.
Failing to land either the Norwegian or Lewandowski would leave one last eye-catching option in the form of Romelu Lukaku.
Dean Jones recently said that Chelsea had offered personal terms to the Inter Milan forward.
This means very little unless both parties can agree on a transfer fee.
Not to mention if Lukaku wants to remain in Serie A, where he was named the league’s MVP last season.
With time running out before the window closes, things are not exactly looking optimistic for the Stamford Bridge hierarchy and their mission to sign an esteemed centre-forward.