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Barcelona's pursuit of Bundesliga star faces a massive hurdle - Reports

Barcelona could be dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Bundesliga star
Barcelona could be dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Bundesliga star
Varun Totadri

Barcelona are reportedly set to face a massive obstacle in their pursuit of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

According to Sport Bild and also reported by Daily Mail Bayern Munich have no intention of selling the forward this summer despite reports suggesting he is keen to leave the Allianz Arena. The German giants held a meeting with the 33-year-old's agent Pini Zihavi, during which they made clear their desire to keep hold of him this summer.

The club are keen to hold meetings to negotiate a potential contract negotiation for Lewandowski as his contract is set to expire in 2023. Barcelona are eager to sign the Polish striker to boost their chances of mounting a serious challenge for the La Liga title next season.

Robert Lewandowski has developed into arguably one of the best strikers of his generation during his time with Bayern Munich. He has scored 342 goals in 372 appearances for the Bavarians in all competitions and has helped them win eight consecutive Bundesligas, three DFB Pokals, and a Champions League.

Despite approaching the latter stages of his career, the Pole doesn't seem to be slowing down. He has scored an incredible 48 goals in 43 appearances this season.

As per Barca Universal, Barcelona held negotiations with Lewandowski's agent last week to discuss a potential move to Camp Nou.

Xavi Hernandez's side are rumored to be willing to offer the Bayern Munich superstar a two-year deal with an option of an additional year and send €30-35 million in transfer fees. Bayern Munich's reluctance to part ways with the forward could, however, severely hamper their chances of signing him this summer.

Robert Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi is in Munich today. Meeting scheduled with Bayern to discuss about Lewa’s contract situation. 🔴 #FCBayernBarcelona have been working on Lewa deal for weeks - he’s the main target but still no contact between clubs, waiting for Bayern. https://t.co/lpNoOfgh4O

Barcelona could switch focus to Manchester City star if they fail to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City v Real Madrid Semi Final Leg One - UEFA Champions League
Manchester City v Real Madrid Semi Final Leg One - UEFA Champions League

Barcelona could drop their interest in Robert Lewandowski if Bayern Munich refuse to entertain offers for the Polish striker. Xavi Hernandez's side could switch their focus to Manchester City hitman Gabriel Jesus.

He has, however, managed to put up impressive numbers this season. The 25-year-old has scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 24 league games. Jesus has upped his game in recent weeks, scoring six goals and providing two assists in his last five appearances in all competitions.

🚨 Barcelona are considering a €30m move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus during the summer window.(Source: MEN) https://t.co/URHcltr59C

According to the Sun, the striker is keen to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer and join a club where he will become the first-choice striker. Barcelona are reportedly keen to take advantage of his contract situation with the reigning Premier League champions. He has just over a year left on his deal with the club, and therefore could be available for a bargain price this summer.


Edited by Diptanil Roy

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