Robert Lewandowski appears to be moving this summer, and Thomas Tuchel has acknowledged Chelsea’s interest despite the fact that their chances of landing him are exceedingly minimal.
This week, it was made public that the Blues have expressed interest in the Bayern Munich striker.
Lewandowski, a 33-year-old Poland international looking for a fresh challenge after spending ten years in Germany, prefers Barcelona, nevertheless.
According to Blues manager Tuchel, “Lewandowski is one of the top number nines, but I don’t think we have a chance to get him.
However, I will refrain from making comments about players on other teams because it is absurd.
We are content with what we now have, but there are certainly excellent number nines out there.”
The Blues’ transfer window is now fully operational following the confirmation of Raheem Sterling’s transfer from Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Prior to the £50 million signing being official, the England international landed at Chelsea’s preseason training in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Following his acquisition by the club, Sterling became the first significant transfer of the Todd Boehly era.
And the former City player promises that Chelsea’s efforts to catch up to Liverpool and the Premier League champions will only be the beginning.
Chelsea know they will need goals this season given their troubles in the last two seasons.
Also given the addition of more firepower by Liverpool and Manchester City, despite their surprise acquisition of Raheem Sterling this week.
The focus will now go to other positions in Tuchel’s team, with a center forward perhaps coming up at some point.
Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan was permitted by Chelsea during this transfer window, leaving little option to play as a traditional attacker.
After news of a meeting between Boehly and super-agent Jorge Mendes surfaced at the end of last month, Manchester United superstar Cristiano has been strongly linked with a move.
But Tuchel downplayed the significance of the situation, saying: “Let’s see how things work out.
We have Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Michy Batshuayi, Armando Broja, and Raheem Sterling as possible nines.”
Lewandowski, who helped Bayern win their eighth German championship in ten years last season, is still the favorite to join Barcelona.
Two years ago, the frontman also guided them to the Champions League.
Bayern wants £42 million up front, despite their valiant efforts to keep their prized asset.
In the hopes of luring Lewandowski to the Premier League or the French league, respectively, Chelsea and PSG were able to move.
The player is reportedly open to both offers, and coach Thomas Tuchel would prefer him to the 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo for the team he is rebuilding.
Tuchel is currently traveling to Las Vegas for the second leg of the club’s US tour.