'I understand': Journalist claims Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Ballon d'Or nominee

Ian McGarry of the Transfer Window podcast suggested that Chelsea have been presented with the chance to land Robert Lewandowski.

McGarry revealed that Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, has contacted Marina Granovskaia about the possibility of taking his client on at Stamford Bridge.

This revelation comes just days after Matt Law stated that the Bayern Munich striker will be seeking a new challenge over the summer.

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Robert on the run

It seems only right that the Ballon d’Or runner-up eventually finds himself in the Premier League.

The Bundesliga has been graced by his talents for so long, it’s only fair they share.

If the 33-year-old is on the move, predictably an almighty scramble will ensure to secure his signature.

Even though Chelsea have a recognised number nine within their squad already, Thomas Tuchel would be foolish to turn down the opportunity to work with Lewandowski.

A scenario, which apparently has already been put to the German coach.

“It is certainly the case that he (Pini Zahavi) has offered Lewandowski to Chelsea and Granovskaia. A move which, could include, (Timo) Werner going to Bayern,” said McGarry.

“The prospect for Tuchel and for Werner and obviously for the other interested parties is something that’s appealing and which I understand is currently being discussed.”

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Is Timo’s time up?

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this statement is Werner possibly heading back to his homeland.

The 25-year-old has stuttered and spluttered ever since leaving RB Leipzig to join Chelsea last summer.

His clear lack of goals – 15 in 64 appearances – is making many question the forward’s capacity at the highest level of English football.

Those thoughts have seemingly been shared by the Blues boss himself.

“We understand here at the Transfer Window that the continued lack of goals in terms of what Werner is producing is becoming a source of both frustration and disappointment to Tuchel, despite the fact he has put his faith in him and perhaps given him more starting time than his performances have warranted,” continued McGarry.

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Some have suggested that moving to a new league, during a pandemic, could be the catalyst for Werner’s woes.

Which is why, perhaps, returning to the Bundesliga might be the best bet for the attacker.

Especially if Bayern are the ones calling, permitted Lewandowski flees the nest first.

Chelsea would surely be getting the better end of the stick if this trade prevailed.

Would any Stamford Bridge supporter complain? We doubt it.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.