Robert Lewandowski is closing on a Bayern Munich exit – with England his next destination, while Max Meyer is set to stun a number of high-profile suitors after picking his next club, according to Monday’s European papers.
LEWANDOWSKI MULLS OVER DOUBLE PREM TRANSFER APPROACH
Robert Lewandowski has informed Bayern Munich he wants to leave this summer after Chelsea and Manchester City both submitted offers to sign him, according to reports in the Polish media.
Leading Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy believes the six-time Bundesliga winner has played his final match for the Bavarians after instructing super-agent Pini Zahavi to find him a new club.
And it’s claimed both Man City and Chelsea have both submitted formal offers of €80m (£70.1) for the 29-year-old.
Of the two, it is is believed a move to City looks most likely with Chelsea’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, together with the appeal of working under Pep Guardiola once again, putting the Premier League title winners in the driving seat.
According to the report, Bayern will be forced to reluctantly accept the player now wants to leave and will seek the best possible price for him, with reported interest from PSG yet to be forthcoming.
It’s suggested long-term suitors Real Madrid have now cooled their interest in Lewandowski, meaning a move to the Etihad looks most likely, with the player due to travel to England for talks this week.
Reports in Spanish paper Marca claim Valencia attacker Rodrigo has earmarked as Lewandowski’s replacement.
The report in Przeglad Sportowy also says Lewandowski has been given permission by Poland to delay his link-up with the national squad ahead of the World Cup finals should he need to conclude transfer talks.
Poland face Senegal, Colombia and Japan at Russia 2018.
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Reported Barcelona, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal target Max Meyer is ready to cause a transfer sensation by joining Hoffenheim on a free transfer at the end of his Schalke contract (Bild)
Man Utd remain on track to land Roma target Anderson Talisca after some revealing comments by Besiktas boss Senol Gunes. The Brazilian was linked with a €40m move to Old Trafford on Sunday (Calciomercato)
Boca Juniors star Wilmar Barrios is a £25million target for Tottenham. The player has also been linked with Roma (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG are set to sign Gianluigi Buffon and could announce his signing as early as Wednesday (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool target Mauro Icardi has expressed uncertainty about his future – despite helping Inter Milan achieve their target of qualifying for the Champions League
Lionel Messi says Barcelona would be delighted if Antoine Griezmann joins the club this summer, describing the Frenchman as one of “best players in the world right now” (RAC1)
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists the club will complete a permanent deal for Kylian Mbappe this summer, despite the threat of FFP, and claims they wouldn’t sell the teenager even if they were offered “€1billion” (Canal +)
Napoli have raised the price on Jorginho’s head to €70m (£61m). Manchester City, Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool have all been linked (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)
Valencia are set to go head-to-head with Southampton in a bid to sign Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby (Le 10 Sport)
Juventus will formally announce the free-transfer signing of Emre Can on Sunday and after Liverpool’s involvement in the Champions League final (Tuttosport)
Napoli have drawn up a list of potential replacement for Sarri – with Antonio Conte top of the list (Corriere dello Sport)
Watford have reportedly entered the race to sign Egyptian winger Mahmoud Hassan from Turkish side Kasimpasa (Hurriyet)
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has emerged as a PSG transfer target, though the player appears likely to sign a new three-year deal with the Gunners (L’Equipe)
Inter Milan are set to extend Luciano Spalletti’s contract this week after the club sealed Champions League qualification (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Robert Lewandowski is loyal to the club despite the striker supposedly looking to secure a move to Real this summer (Munich Merkur)