Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign Robert Lewandowski, but the Bayern Munich star has his heart set on a move to Barcelona.
According to L’Equipe, PSG are willing to meet the Polish striker’s salary demands as they strive to build a squad capable of winning the Champions League.
Barca have offered Lewandowski €12 million per year, but they need to resolve their financial issues to get the deal over the line.
There has been talk that Lewandowski may use legal means to force through his exit from Bayern this summer.
The 33-year-old could invoke Article 17 of FIFA’s Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players, although he is reportedly reluctant to head down this route.
PSG’s interest in Lewandowski is an interesting development, as they can afford to pay Bayern a significant transfer fee to secure his services.
However, it is difficult to fathom how PSG would accommodate Lewandowski in their line-up if they were able to get the deal done.
Their front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi is well established and adding Lewandowski into the mix would undoubtedly complicate matters.
Given they have fended off interest from Real Madrid to retain Mbappe, he is nailed on to be one of their main men next season.
Messi is also unlikely to be heading elsewhere, which leaves Neymar as the potential sacrificial lamb if PSG pursue Lewandowski.
With Neymar unlikely to secure a move back to La Liga if PSG decided to sell him, it is tough to see where he could go this summer.
The Premier League would be his most likely destination, but only a handful of clubs can afford the Brazilian forward.
While PSG may believe that signing Lewandowski would boost their chances of winning the Champions League, it is hard to see how he would fit into their squad.