Journalist claims Chelsea, Man United unlikely to sign top 28-year-old
The odds of Chelsea and Manchester United signing Robert Lewandowski are very slim, according to one ESPN reporter
Chelsea and Manchester United are very unlikely to complete a deal to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to David Amoyal.
The ESPN reporter believes the odds of the Premier League duo completing a deal to sign the Poland international are slim.
The Bayern Munich striker missed out on the award to Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by a single goal on the final day of the season.
There have been reports in the British media earlier this month that Chelsea are preparing to make a bid to try and lure the Poland international to the Premier League this season.
Manchester United were also thought to have made contact with Lewandowski’s agent about a potential switch to Old Trafford.
However, Serie A expert Amoyal doesn’t expect Lewandowski to move the Premier League this summer despite recent transfer speculation.
“While the Polish striker’s being the subject of transfer rumours is nothing new, the fact that he signed a very lucrative extension last December puts Bayern Munich in a position of strength,” Amoyal told ESPN.
“Despite the reports on Chelsea and Manchester United’s interest, the odds that Lewandowski will leave are slim.
“Bayern Munich also issued a statement Monday to not only reiterate that the player is off the market but also threaten legal action against any club negotiating with Lewandowski’s entourage.”
Chelsea are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as the uncertainty about Diego Costa’s future at the club continues.
The west London side have been linked with a host of players this summer but have not yet officially confirmed any new signings.
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