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Robert Lewandowski turns down Chelsea and PSG offers for Barcelona interest

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has turned down approaches made by Chelsea and PSG amidst strong interest from Barcelona, according to Spanish news outlet Sport.

Per the reports, the 33-year-old has his heart set on a move to the Camp Nou and is holding out for a bid from the Spanish heavyweights ahead of a summer transfer.

Eight years on from joining Bayern Munich from league rival Borussia Dortmund, Lewandowski has inked his name as one of the finest marksmen to grace the game.

The Polish goal machine helped the Bavarians to eight consecutive Bundesliga titles, the Champions League crown in 2020, three DFB Pokal and five German Super Cups titles. He’s also second in the all-time Bundesliga top scorers list, but it looks unlikely he’ll get a chance to overtake Gerd Muller’s record.

Lewandowski, who has one year left on his current contract, revealed his desire to call it quits with the German champions after both parties failed to strike an agreement over a new deal.

Speaking on his future, the Polish international said: “My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore.

“Bayern’s a serious club and I believe they won’t keep me, I don’t want to play there anymore.

“A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me,” per the Daily Mail.

With Romelu Lukaku heavily linked with a return to Inter Milan, Chelsea have identified the Bayern forward as a potential replacement as they look to inject fresh life into their attack.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also in the mix for the 33-year-old and have made an approach to secure his services.

However, Robert Lewandowski has rebuffed both offers with his heart set on a move to Barcelona, who are reportedly preparing to table a new bid, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Lewandowski has scored 343 goals and assisted 57 more in 373 outings for Bayern, while winning the Best FIFA Men’s Player award on two different occasions. He missed out on the official Ballon d’Or award in 2021, when no award was announced although he had been the clear favourite given his goalscoring efforts and Bayern’s Champions League win.

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