PSG join Barcelona & Chelsea in Lewandowski race

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • Updated: 15 May 2022 20:16 CEST
  • 3 min read
FT Desk Updated: 15 May 2022 20:16 CEST 3 min read
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 2021/22

PSG have joined Barcelona and Chelsea in the race to sign wantaway Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to Fichajes.

The Ligue 1 champions are searching for at least one world-class forward this summer to replace Kylian Mbappe, who is likely to join Real Madrid on a Bosman Transfer.

Fichajes reports that PSG already have Benfica hitman Darwin Nunez and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on their shortlist.

And now they have added Lewandowski, 33, to the list as they look for a natural number nine.

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Lewandowski’s contract at Bayern runs out in 2023 and he confirmed on Saturday after the final Bundesliga game of the season that he wanted to leave the club and would not be renewing.

What did Lewandowski say?

“It's very possible that this was my last game for Bayern. I cannot say that at 100%, but it may have been my last. We want to find the best solution for me and for the club,” Lewandowski told ViaPlay Sport Poland after the 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg.

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also confirmed on Saturday that Lewandowski wanted out.

"I spoke to Lewandowski,” Salihamidzic said.

“During the conversation he informed me that he did not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

"He said that he would like to try something new - But our position has not changed, Lewa has a contract until June 30, 2023. That is a fact."

Barcelona have made Lewandowski their number one target for the summer window and manager Xavi hinted at a deal in his press conference on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 2021/22

Reports in England also claim that Chelsea have started making plans for a potential bid too as they want to sign a new number nine this summer, following the disappointing season from €115 million record buy Romelu Lukaku.

And now PSG appear to have joined the race for a striker who has scored 344 goals in 375 games during eight seasons at Bayern.