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Klopp linked to eye-catching reunion with Dortmund old boy with mammoth bid to send Liverpool pulses racing

Ilkay Gundogan, Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski , Borussia Dortmund 2012 celebrate a goal against Werder Bremen in Bundesliga

Liverpool are planning a huge £59m offer to prise Robert Lewandowski away from Bayern Munich, according to ambitious reports in the Spanish media.

The iconic Poland striker has been with Bayern for eight seasons and has blasted in an incredible 339 goals in 366 appearances. However, with his deal due to expire in summer 2023, talks over an extension are yet to yield an agreement. As such, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims Lewandowski’s future “remains open” as he reaches a critical point in talks.

Indeed, Bayern may yet look to move the striker on if they are unable to agree terms. Now 33, there is an acceptance that Lewandowski is in the autumn of his career.

As such, it’s no surprise to see Lewandowski linked with a number of big-hitting Premier League sides. Manchester United are one such club to have been mentioned, especially with questions lingering over Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani’s future.

Arsenal too have also been mentioned; Mikel Arteta’s side are gearing up for what they hope will be a return to Champions League football. Furthermore, the Gunners are desperate to bolster an attack which looks fated to lose Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

However, Spanish outlet Nacional claims Lewandowski has two suitors this summer in Barcelona and Liverpool.

Striker has a phenomenal record

They claim Barca boss Xavi has already sounded the Pole out over a summer move to Camp Nou. However, they state there is an acceptance in their hierarchy that they are unable to match the package Liverpool are preparing.

As such, they report the Reds are ready to launch a £59m offer which will leave Bayern with no option but to sell.

Robert Lewandowski could leave Bayern next summer

Robert Lewandowski's deal with Bayern Munich expires in 2023 and the striker might be looking for his next move.

Lewandowski rose to worldwide fame playing under Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund for four seasons from 2010 to 2014.

During the time, Bayern won two Bundesliga titles and also reached the Champions League final. He also recorded a total of 103 goals in 187 appearances to underline his status as one of the game’s elite marksmen.

Lewandowski claims appear misplaced

The reports, however, appear completely wide of the mark. Indeed, FSG are highly-unlikely to spend such sums on a player who turns 34 in August.

Furthermore, Lewandowski earns the sort of wages that would see Liverpool FC needing to shatter their wages structure.

As per Sky Deutsche, the Poland international earns a package worth well over £300,000 a week at Bayern.

That sort of sum would comfortably make Lewandowski the top earner at Anfield. And with FSG still unable to agree a new salary with Mohamed Salah, it’s seems ludicrous to suggest Liverpool would offer such a sum to someone four years his senior.

In addition, Liverpool have never really played with an out-and-out No 9 under Klopp. Indeed, the German prefers wide forwards capable of cutting in with a keen eye for goal. And both Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota have both excelled in a false 9 role for the Reds

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