Bayern Munich demand £52m transfer fee for Robert Lewandowski from Barcelona as striker pushes for move | The Sun
BAYERN MUNICH are demanding a fee of £52million to sell Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.
Lewandowski, 33, has publicly asked to leave the German Champions this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.
He has his heart set on Barcelona despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Bayern are refusing to let him go on the cheap and Sky Sports claim they will only sell for £52m.
This will doubtless come as a massive blow to cash-strapped Barcelona, who are trying to improve their squad on a tight budget by looking for cheap transfers and free agents.
The Spanish giants have debts of over half a billion Euros, meaning they are desperate to not pile on extra costs.
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This factor has contributed to their willingness to allow midfielder Frenkie de Jong to leave for United, who are reportedly close to agreeing a £69m deal for the Dutchman.
The £52m price tag is also a massive increase from previous reports which suggested Lewandowski would be available for a transfer at just £34m.
Lewandowski scored 50 goals in 46 games last season and has shown no signs of slowing down with age.
While movement on his departure remains at a slow pace, the Bavarians have wasted no time in bringing in his replacement in the form of ex-Liverpool star Sadio Mane.
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The Senegal ace joined Bayern earlier this month in a deal worth £35m.
They have also bolstered their midfield with the £21m acquisition of Ryan Gravenberch, who was the subject of an 11th hour attempt from new United boss Erik ten Hag to bring to Old Trafford.
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