Chelsea Step Up Lewandowski & Rooney Pursuit After PSG Table £43m Bid For Top Target

By on July 3, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea switch their striking targets.

Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea have been forced to turn their attention to Robert Lewandowski and Wayne Rooney after mega-rich PSG tabled a £43m bid for No.1 Edinson Cavani, writes the Daily Mail.

The Napoli hitman has been on the Blues radar for months and Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday that Chelsea had made a formal approach for the 26-year-old, but were still refusing to meet the players £54m release clause, before later in the day it was revealed that Paris Saint Germain had also entered the chase after submitting a £43m offer of their own.

The Mail claim Blues owner Roman Abramovich has since cooled his interest in Cavani as he’s not prepared to enter a bidding war with the French outfit, with the Russian believed to be cautious about being stung for a second time after seeing his £50m investment in Fernando Torres go pear shaped.

The newspaper suggests that the Europa League winners have now stepped up their interest in Lewandowski and Rooney as they will be available for much lower fees, although there are still numerous stumbling blocks to overcome before they can land the pair.

According to the report, Lewandowski – who has just 1 year left on his contract – is itching to join Bayern Munich but Borussia Dortmund are understood to be determined not to sell another star player to their arch rivals having seen Mario Gotze make the move to the Allianz Arena already this summer.

While Dortmund are keen to keep hold of Lewandowski, they may be prepared to do business with a foreign club and cash in now rather than lose the striker for nothing next summer. However, the 24-year-old could be harder to persuade as he may prefer to bide his time and see out his contract before making his dream move to Bayern in 12 months time.

Rooney is also going to be difficult to land with Manchester United still keen on persuading him to remain at Old Trafford and further talks with David Moyes are expected before the club leave on a pre-season tour of Asia next week.

Even if United are forced into selling the 27-year-old, they will not want to strengthen a title rival so a move to Stamford Bridge could prove difficult.

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14 Comments

  1. Uwem boniface

    July 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Lewandoski is the answer, chelsea should go for him.

  2. Jolism joe

    July 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Rooney all the way. Cos he is english, proven in the epl, can score any where, versatile and most importantly to weaken our epl opponent.

  3. lorhemen Joseph

    July 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Lewandowski and Rooney are chelsea answer 4 d season.

  4. Jibril pro

    July 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    4 me chelsea should go 4 rooney and lenwa they are d right guys

  5. Markex

    July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Roo, El sharaawy and Lewy would be fill the void perfectly, then in the middle of the park Marco Van Ginkel or Daniele de Rossi. Charloba deserve a place in the sub bench.

  6. Ufomba Bright

    July 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Lewandowski nd Rooney is the answer the club should go 4 dem

  7. David

    July 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Rooney is not for sale chelsea fans ok

  8. Alade's

    July 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I wish chelsea 2 call back their onloan player than 2 waste money on tired player. Where is piazon n others?

  9. Clement cletus

    July 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Lewandowski and hulk are d answer as dose on loan cannot take dem 2 a greater height so dey shud go 4 dis 2 guys if dey want trophies nxt season.

  10. Yusuff selphew

    July 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Self07 Ara..i pfer lewa pass cavani so chelsea shuld sign lewa and rooney.

  11. Self07 frm Ara

    July 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Lewa and rooney

  12. bukunmi

    July 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Chelsea shld go for both Rooney nd lewa for me dey are d best striker d blues need now…..

  13. Onny samuel

    July 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    For me chelsea should go 4 lewandoski nd rooney bcos d both are fit 2 play chelsea pattern dan cavani

  14. yardley

    July 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    pls roman get this guys rooney and lendowski they are the stars and cavani buy out clause is 50 million pounds in that we get two star and brilliant skill strikers like rooney and lendowski and fans will love to see both these players please get this guys roman and mourinioh by not wasting the money atleaset get rooney we will be happy if lendowski is not willing and please dont waste the money on cavani he is crap he didnt play well in confedration cup and he dosent set for chelsea playing style

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