Bayern Munich transfer activity hints at Lewandowski departure

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Barcelona’s pursuit of Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski has been highly publicized this summer. The Catalans have made him their top priority for the current transfer window.

The legendary striker, for his part, has also expressed his desire to join the team Blaugrana and refused to sign an extension with the Bundesliga giants, his current contract expiring in 2023.

Barcelona and Lewandowski also have an agreement on personal terms on a three-year contract. However, Bayern Munich are playing hardball in negotiations with the Blaugrana as they continue to insist that the Polish captain is not for sale.

The Bavarian side have already rejected three offers for the 33-year-old, while publicly insisting he should stay at the club. Club officials have also said they expect him to join the pre-season camp on July 12.

Despite their public stance that he’s not for sale, it’s reported that Bayern Munich would be open to selling the midfielder should a bid of around €50m (fixed) arise.

And their deals in the transfer window further indicate that they could be preparing to offload a big player this summer, namely Lewandowski.

Bayern lost Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso, which will have created a margin on its wage bill. However, they have made a high-profile signing in the form of Sadio Mane from Liverpool, who will earn a mammoth salary.

On top of that, Bayern Munich are also pushing to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus, another top addition to their roster. Given the way they operate in the market, it’s likely that the Bavarian giants are in for a big start for them to spend money in this way.

Thus, their transfer activity could suggest that despite their public insistence, Lewandowski could indeed be sold, although Barcelona may have to meet their €50m valuation for the striker.

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