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Barcelona are reportedly considering a move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette if they are unable to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski’s current deal with Bayern is due to expire in 2023 and talks have stalled over a contract extension for the Poland international.
According to reports in Spain, the German champions are only willing to offer the 33-year-old a one-year extension to his current deal.
Spanish publication Sport claim Lewandowski has now set his sights on joining Barcelona and has already informed the Catalan club he wants to move to the Nou Camp this summer.
Bayern are said to value Lewandowski at around £55m but could be willing to sell him for a lower fee as part of swap deal for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.
Dest was linked with Bayern before he joined Barcelona in a £23.8m move from Ajax in 2019.
The 21-year-old has gone on to make 68 appearances for Barcelona but could be allowed to leave the club to facilitate a move for Lewandowski.
Speaking to Sky Sports Germany last month, Lewandowski hinted he would be willing to leave Bayern this summer.
“I am open to everything,” he said.
“I’m quiet. It is important for me to be able to focus on my game, always on what can happen in the last match.
“Everything that remains to be done regarding contracts is a secondary issue and remains in the background.”
Sport claim Barcelona have identified Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette as another option, if they are unable to sign Lewandowski or another reported target in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Lacazette is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to negotiate with foreign clubs.
The 30-year-old, who hasn’t ruled out remaining at the Emirates, could be reunited with former Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang at the Nou Camp.
Aubameyang joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the January transfer window after leaving Arsenal by mutual agreement.
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