Chelsea FC to battle Man United to sign quality proven striker – report

Chelsea FC and Manchester United are both keen to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, say reports

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Antonio Conte
Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea FC and Manchester United are set to do battle for the signature of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to reports in the British media.

Sky Sports is reporting that the two Premier League sides are both keen on luring the 29-year-old attacker to England but their hopes of signing him rest on the player’s ability to persuade Bayern to sell this summer.

The same report says that the Poland captain – who is under contract until 2021 – is keen to leave the Bundesliga club this summer as he seeks a fresh challenge during the prime years of his career.

According to the same article, Lewandowski has hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to negotiate a deal to release him from the Bundesliga champions.

However, the same report says that it will not be easy for the striker to convince the German club to part company with him this summer.

And it is also claimed that Manchester United and Chelsea FC will likely face stiff competition from a host of European clubs for his signature, including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United are likely to be on the lookout for reinforcements this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the title next term.

Chelsea FC will also be looking to add to their team, with Alvaro Morata having struggled for form in recent months.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Man United’s 2-1 loss to Valencia
The Sport Review
Simon Mignolet sends message to Alisson after Liverpool FC win
The Sport Review
Gary Neville: How Unai Emery is getting ‘maximum’ out of Arsenal squad