Report: 'World-class' striker's teammates all expecting him to leave now, Chelsea have been linked with move

Bayern Munich players are reportedly expecting Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski to leave the club this summer.

According to The Athletic, his teammates are beginning to grow tired of the publicity of the situation, with Chelsea one of a number of teams linked to a move that has gone nowhere so far.

The Polish international enjoyed another outstanding season for the German champions, scoring 50 goals in 46 games in all competitions.

His untouchable form for a number of seasons has seen him described as ‘world-class’ by fellow frontman Romelu Lukaku.

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However, the 33-year-old has openly expressed his desire to take a new challenge next season, with the Blues being one of the teams interested in striking a deal.

It appeared Bayern have already started building towards a future without Lewandowski by completing the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

The Athletic claims the players at the Allianz Arena are also thinking about life without the striker, with his wantaway stance being the talk of the changing room for a while now.

Lewandowski is a player Thomas Tuchel admires, with ESPN saying that the Chelsea boss would ideally like to replace Lukaku with the clinical striker.

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However, at the moment Barcelona are firm favourites to get the deal over the line, with the Polish international making it clear the Catalan side are his personal preferred suitors.

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Lewandowski is a world-class striker, and Chelsea are a club who have been calling out for one for years.

That being said, it looks like this one is going to get away from the Blues, with Barcelona’s interest very strong in getting the deal done.

With that being said, Barca’s financial difficulties are making it difficult for them to get moves over the line, and it may well be a transfer that Chelsea are keeping a close eye on.

The Blues should get back into the market for a forward, whether they land Lewandowski or not, with a wide variety of quality attackers available for purchase this summer.

The likes of Raheem Sterling, Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele have all been linked with a move to the club, with the first two turning into proven Premier League goalscorers.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.