Italian transfer expert Gianluca DiMarzio does not think Robert Lewandowski will leave Bayern Munich next summer, but the journalist provided some insight on exactly what lengths Chelsea FC was prepared to go to a few months ago in hopes of acquiring the Polish Hitman.
“I don’t think Robert will leave Munich. I’m sure the Germans would not like to get rid of Lewandowski. The only exception was last summer. Chelsea thought about signing him. Bayern, despite his age, was demanding €140-€150 million,” said DiMarzio (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “That was more or less the amount in talks over Lewandowski’s transfer. In the end, Chelsea chose the younger Romelu Lukaku. Bayern still sees the future with Robert. Lewandowski himself wants to continue playing in Germany, he feels good and will probably stay there.”
We had heard whispers of interest by Chelsea in Lewandowski, but we had not seen any numbers mentioned — or that Bayern Munich was even willing to talk about a deal.
The crazy thing is that it would not have been farfetched to think Chelsea would have been willing to pay that much. If the London club has submitted an offer, would Bayern Munich have made the deal?
We may never know, but that certainly makes Lewandowski’s situation a little more intriguing moving forward.