But the best striker potentially on the move this summer is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, and the German giants are moving quickly to try and keep him at the Allianz Arena by threatening to go to FIFA if clubs approach Lewandowski without their permission, amid speculation that Manchester United and Chelsea have held talks with the striker.
Bayern have gone so far as issuing a statement to Sky Deutschland warning clubs over Lewandowski.
“Robert Lewandowski is under contract at Bayern and only recently renewed his deal until 2021. Bayern Munich waste no thought on a Lewandowski move.
“There are no talks with other clubs, and there won’t be any. If other clubs negotiate with players who are under long-term contracts, they risk FIFA punishment.
“The agent also confirmed to us that he has not held any contract talks.”
Manchester United and Chelsea have both been linked in recent days with a move for Lewandowski, with Sky Sports claiming the two Premier League clubs have spoken to his representatives over a potential move.
The 28-year-old striker is reported to be unhappy at Bayern and his agent said earlier this week that coach Carlo Ancelotti offered his client a lack of support in the race to finish ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as last season’s top scorer in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski scored 30 goals last season but missed out on the top-scorer prize to Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored his 31st on the final day of the season.
The striker said recently that he was “disappointed” over a perceived lack of support from Bayern in his hunt for the Bundesliga’s golden boot award., saying earlier this month:
He told the Polish Super-Express newspaper earlier this month:
“I was not really happy with how my team helped me. I was annoyed and disappointed with the team’s attitude.”
And his agent Maik Barthel told German football magazine Kicker:
“He was disappointed as I have ever seen him before.
“Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach (Carlo Ancelotti) gave no call to help him win the top-scorer title in the last game.”