Conflicting reports on FC Barcelona’s bid for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski…get the latest news here!

According to ESPN, FC Barcelona has made an offer to Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski:

Barcelona have made Bayern Munich an initial offer for Robert Lewandowski and would also like to sign Sevilla’s Jules Koude to bolster their defense, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

Bayern want more than €40 million for the Polish striker, who has indicated that they want to leave, but Barca’s opening offer is not considered that high. Lewandowski, 33, has no contract in 2023, but the German club’s public stance is still that he will serve out the final year of his contract.

Barca Universal said the bid was indeed north of €40 million:

At the moment, Barcelona’s first offer would be between €40 and €50 million, but Bayern have remained so strong in their decision that they expect the Polish international to return to training in July.

ESPN went into further detail on why the relationship between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona could be extremely tense:

Sources say the relationship between Barca and Bayern has deteriorated due to the conflict that arose over the failed launch of the European Super League, in which Bayern was not involved. their current financial situation.

Over dinner before a Champions League meeting between the two sides last season, Kahn told Barça’s managers exactly what the German club thought about their aim to form a breakaway league.

Bayern have also questioned both privately and publicly Barca’s ability to close a deal of this magnitude in their current financial situation.

Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly very interested in Lewandowski and could now have an idea of ​​how far FC Barcelona can go to convince Bayern Munich to sell his star striker.

However, this sums it all up (great credit to Ronan Murphy):


Update

We have a very different story here. According to Bild, Barcelona only increased their offer by €3 million to €35 million, which Bayern are not even responding to because it is so low. Bayern still keep it at around €50 million and won’t settle for less than that.

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