Barcelona have made a third offer worth more than €40 million for striker Robert Lewandowski, but haven’t received a response from Bayern Munich, sources told Sportzshala.
Lewandowski, 33, said in May that his “story at Bayern is over” and wants to leave the club, which he joins in the final year of his contract, which expires in 2023.
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Barca have made the Polish striker their top target this summer, with manager Xavi Hernandez confirming in May that he hopes to make a deal. However, the Catalan club has not yet been able to negotiate a potential transfer from Bayern.
Sources told Sportzshala last week that Barca’s starting bid is under €40m, but their latest offer is worth more than that, including a flat fee and surcharges.
Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn has publicly stated that they plan to keep Lewandowski and that he will return to pre-season training on 12 July. Meanwhile, former Bayern president Uli Hoeneß has warned Barça not to worry about further approaches.
“I don’t know anything about the new offer, but from what I’ve heard the situation in Munich is such that Barcelona shouldn’t make another offer,” Hoeneß said on Wednesday.
“I don’t make decisions, but the words of Bayern were clear. They said that Robert must honor his contract with Bayern Munich.
“I can’t imagine there’s any amount of money that would make them change their minds.”
Lewandowski, who scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, remains on holiday in Spain with his family.
On Wednesday, photos showed he and Barça manager Xavi were at Lio, the exclusive port side club on the island of Ibiza.
Barça’s transfer plans this summer depend on being able to complete a number of commercial deals.
They hope to announce the sale of 10% of their La Liga television rights on Thursday for around €200m, before the close of the financial year, and are working on operations to sell 49.9% of their merchandising rights and another 15% of their television rights. rights.
They are also working on the exit of several players to help cut the payroll and make room for potential signings.