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Chelsea Are Not Keen To Sign Robert Lewandowski Despite Romelu Lukaku Interest

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Chelsea Are Not Keen To Sign Robert Lewandowski Despite Romelu Lukaku Interest

Chelsea are ‘not keen’ on signing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

This comes following reports that the Poland international is on his way out of the Allianz Arena, with Chelsea a potential destination as Romelu Lukaku looks set to return to Inter Milan.

The Belgian is set to ‘devote’ himself to securing an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, following a miserable return.

The club-record signing, who joined for a huge £97.5 million, scored just 15 goals, half of what he managed in Italy the previous season.

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Inter have officially opened talks with Chelsea over a sensational return for their former star, with a loan move looking likely.

The most recent reports have stated that Chelsea want to earn €25 million from the move but could lower their demands of a loan fee to €15 million for the season due to Inter’s struggling financial situation.

With Lukaku set for a departure this summer, the Blues are in the market for a replacement forward ahead of the new season.

Lewandowski has reportedly been on Chelsea's radar as a potential replacement for Lukaku, with the striker set to depart Bayern Munich in the summer.

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Romelu Lukaku during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Alamy)
Romelu Lukaku during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Alamy)

However, the 33-year-old dealt a blow to Thomas Tuchel’s men in their pursuit for him, admitting that he is only considering a move to Barcelona.

He said: "No other offers were even considered by me other than that of Barcelona. I want to leave Bayern, that’s clear.”

It has now been reported that Chelsea are ‘not keen’ on signing Lewandowski this summer, with Tuchel’s side not set to reignite their long-term interest in the Polish star.

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Nizaar Kinsella reports that the Blues do not appear keen ‘any longer’ to follow up their initial interest in Lewandowski, with the reason unclear.

Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates the championship after the match. (Alamy)
Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates the championship after the match. (Alamy)

Despite their lack of interest, Chelsea have been urged by former defender Scott Minto to try to replace Lukaku with the forward. 

"I personally would like to see Tuchel somehow have the conversation with Lukaku and say ‘what do we need to do to get the best out of you’," Minto told talkSPORT.

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"It’s not going to happen. We know that. Tuchel has said it’s not about us adjusting to him, he has to adjust to us. It has clearly not happened.

"Lewandowski would be absolutely superb in the short term. Even if he’s on a two-year contract, he might get away with a three.

"He’s proven right now. Chelsea are all about the here and now, they have been for the last two decades."

It remains to be seen as to who Chelsea will turn to if they are to look for a replacement for Lukaku, with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus looking a likely alternative.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku, Football

Nick Emms
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