Report: Bayern Munich now most likely option for 28-year-old Chelsea player if he leaves this summer

Bayern Munich is reportedly the number one destination for Romelu Lukaku permitted he cuts ties with Chelsea at the end of the season.

According to TEAMtalk, the Bundesliga champions trump Inter and AC Milan in terms of teams who could snap up the struggling striker over the summer.

Is it time to sell Lukaku?

After nearly 12 months, a dozen goals and even more starts on the bench, Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge could end after just one campaign.

He is being heavily linked with a move away from South West London, following a pretty disastrous Premier League homecoming.

Barcelona have apparently made contact with the player’s agent, whilst Goal recently named AC Milan as a potential home of refuge for the centre-forward.

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However, TEAMtalk have waded in by naming Bayern as the club most likely to give Lukaku a lifeline after falling to his knees at Chelsea.

The Bavarians are gearing up to possibly lose Robert Lewandowski in the next transfer window.

Lewandowski’s contract expires next June and he is yet to commit to an extension.

Lewandowski for Lukaku?

There is little left for the Poland international to achieve in a Bayern jersey anymore, so he would be excused for wanting a fresh challenge.

Julian Nagelsmann and his employers would have to accept the attacker’s decision, considering how much he has given to the club across eight years of service.

He has fired them to eight consecutive league titles, another eight domestic cups, the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.

All whilst achieving individual accolades for himself, including the 2021 Ballon d’Or Striker of the Year, the European Golden Shoe and the Best FIFA Men’s Player twice.

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Some might say Lewandowski is irreplaceable, but Bayern will have to replace him at some point.

Hence why they’ve seemingly opened to the idea of landing Lukaku who, despite being well below Lewandowski’s levels right now, has a proven record of performing outside of England.

The 28-year-old flourished when he left Manchester United for Inter Milan in 2019.

Who says the same couldn’t happen again if he swapped Chelsea for the Allianz Arena?

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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.