Not one, but two (!), publications offered up stories on a potential transfer of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. Marca cited Julen Lopetegui’s desire for a striker to push Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid.
Julen Lopetegui has it clear in his head that Real Madrid need to sign a top striker this summer. He is happy with the work from Benzema and Bale during training but feels that they need more fuel going forward in what will be a long season.
Marca also gave some insight on Lewandowski’s thought process.
Robert Lewandowski continues to dream of a move to Real Madrid and is pushing to leave Bayern Munich where he believes he has come to the end of the road.
Maybe Lewy has Debbie Gibson on his playlist? “As real as it may seem, it was only in my dreams...”
(You had NO IDEA you were coming here for Debbie Gibson thus morning, but you got her anyway.)
Sources close to the Pole have said that the player, who will be 30 this summer, continues to hope of a move to the Bernabeu. Madrid would be willing to pay a reasonable price but don’t want to get into a war with a club in which they have a good relationship.For that reason the chances that Lewandowski ends up at the Bernabeu this season are not high and depends on what happens at Bayern.
Anyway, The Star is reporting that Manchester United still has interest in Lewandowski and cited reports that Bayern would sell him for £70 million. Lewandowski’s rumored salary demands, however (in the neighborhood of £505,000 per week), could be a detriment.
Both United and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the prolific Poland frontman, 29, with reports in Germany claiming the Bavarian club will listen to offers of over £70million. Lewandowski left Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer for Bayern back in 2014 and earns £300,000 a week in Germany. United currently pay Chile forward Alexis Sanchez £505,000 per week and Lewandowski’s camp have made it clear they will not entertain a move away from the Allianz Arena unless he gets a significant rise – similar to the level of Sanchez.
The striker remains under contract at Bayern until 2021 and United will face a battle with Madrid to land him as the Spanish club attempt to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after his megabucks move to Juventus.
Robert Lewandowski: Both scored (23) and missed (21) more clear-cut goalscoring opportunities than any other player in the Bundesliga last season— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 29, 2018
For more player stats -- https://t.co/gbiuHO4Iu0 pic.twitter.com/Ns9viqz7m5
Inter Milan wants Arturo Vidal and Vidal wants Inter Milan, but the Serie A club is not quite ready to throw down €30M for the Chilean. Football Italia captured a report by Gazzetta dello Sport that made it clear that are going to try to work Bayern for a lower cost on Vidal.
Inter are still pushing to sign Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal, according to reports, but won’t pay the €30M asking price. The Chilean midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been heavily linked with a return to Serie A. Bayern have made it clear that Vidal’s future is in his own hands, and Gazzetta dello Sport believes he would accept a move to the Nerazzurri. The issue is that his club are demanding around €30M, a price which Inter cannot pay outright this summer.
This just a hunch, but I think the deal gets done in the next 10 days.