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Are the futures of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe tied together?

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The answer: Probably not, but at least we know Pini Zahavi is up to his old tricks.

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According to Marca, the respective futures Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and Paris Saint-Germain phenom Kylian Mbappe could be linked.

Over the weekend, we saw reports break that PSG wants to bring in Lewandowski, but those were soundly scoffed at by Bavarian Football Works and denied by Sport Bild’s Christian Falk.

The recent rumors surrounding Lewandowski seem to be textbook media maneuvering, undertaken by Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi.

Marca, however, tried to put some logic behind how Lewandowski-to-PSG could be tied to a potential transfer by Mbappe based on the initial information compiled by L’Equipe:

If Mbappe leaves, PSG are keen on signing Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who could bring an end to his time in Germany.

PSG are waiting to see what will happen with Mbappe before making any moves, knowing it would be complicated to replace him.

Lewandowski’s incredible goalscoring record shown over the years in the Bundesliga means he’s one of the few possible candidates.

Until Lewandowski is parading around the Parc de Prince and saluted like a conquering hero like Neymar once was, it is hard to believe this is anything other than Zahavi’s media manipulation effort to expedite a new deal for the Polish Hitman.

Mbappe has been strongly linked to Real Madrid, but it remains to be seen if Madrid has enough cash to even make that a reality.

Regardless, Lewandowski is probably an innocent bystander in all of this. As Falk pointed out yesterday, Lewandowski is not Zahavi — and these reports all seem like the agent’s handy work.