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Chelsea Fail With £17m Swoop For United Target Lewandowski

European champions Chelsea have had a £17m bid for striker Robert Lewandowski rejected by Borussia Dortmund, with Manchester United also said to be interested

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea are linked with a move for Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea have had a £17m bid for striker Robert Lewandowski rejected by Borussia Dortmund, according to ESPN.

Roberto Di Matteo is looking to add a new striker to his ranks this summer following the departure of Didier Drogba and it seems the Polish hitman is on the Italians wish-list.

Lewandowski has become one of Europe’s most sought-after strikers after scoring 22 goals in 34 games to guide Dortmund to a league and cup double last season.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s situation after making a personal scouting trip to watch him bag a hat-trick in last season’s German Cup final win over Bayern Munich, but faces stiff competition from Premier Legaue rivals Chelsea.

ESPN claim the Blues have seen a £17m bid rejected by the German outfit, who are understood to be holding out for a fee in excess of £20m.

The European champions have been mulling over a £35m move for Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, but a ‘source’ has told ESPN that some Chelsea officials don’t think the player would fit in to their formation, leading the European champions to make their move for Lewandowski.

“Chelsea have been offered Cavani, but not everybody at the club thinks he is the right player to suit their formation. The Polish centre-forward is the one the club bid for, but the offer was rejected.”

A source told ESPN

Both Chelsea and United have been boosted in their pursuit after Lewandowski revealed his desire to play in the Premier League:

“The Premier League is a league that I would like to play in, and I hope it happens sometime. Although I am happy at Dortmund, I always like to aspire to greater heights.”

Lewandowski is quoted as saying by ESPN

The striker is still contracted to Dortmund until 2014 but it’s believed the Bundesliga champions would be willing to cash in if a bid of over £20m was tabled.

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  1. Osca

    July 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The only thing i need from chelsea is that i want the to lewandoski and move for cavani

  2. Osca

    July 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The only thing i need from chelsea is that i want them to lewandoski and move for cavani

  3. Osca

    July 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    The only thing i need from chelsea is that i want them to leave lewandoski and move for cavani

  4. Osca

    July 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Why can’t chelsea be serious with edinson cavani transfer saga

  5. hardeorlar

    July 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Let him come

  6. gary

    July 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I have not seen Lewandowski play. I’ve see Cavani; he is special, worth it. I like Lewandowski’s age, just 23. Go for the most proven player, I say.

  7. Carling

    July 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Please abramovich we need cavani than lewandowski cos he has shown us that he’s a good player and he can fit in 2 our formation next session.blues till i die!

  8. Obialor Nicholas

    July 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I want cavani and willian


    July 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Please chelseafc go for CAVANI, he is strong young.

  10. Kaunda Musonda

    July 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    We nid both cavani and lewandouski then sell torres.we also nid Modric(creative midfielder)…

  11. Eka Godwin Eka

    July 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Chelsea need to be serious on CAVANI and forget about LEWANDOUSKI.Blues till I die

  12. Ikefrans

    July 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Lowandoski is nt d kind of stricker dat we nid at chelsea, nw, we ve got his type fenarndo toress, they play almost d same style, we nid one lyk DD, n calvani is d right man 4 chelsea, get him wit hulk n a rb and we ar ok.

  13. joe

    July 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I guess you haven’t watch bundesliga ,Lewandowski scored 22 goals none from penalties like Gomez , not only that he had six assists . Not to mention he trashed Bayern Munich by scoring hat trick. Im a big chelsea fan and waiting till 88th minute for chelsea Legend (now) to score was nerve wrecking to me.

  14. Christopher gattuso

    July 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Plz chelsea should get calvani varyfast b4 it’s too late then go 4 lewandoski he’s a good striker wit potencials,plz go nw.

  15. Christopher gattuso

    July 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Plz honorable sir,mrchelseafather ibrahimovic plz sir we want u to spend more on strikers than midfielders b’coz we atleast two striken players who ar very strong jst lik ‘DD’ so dat we wil b more dangerious than b4.hi my fellow fan hw ar u all doin?

  16. Sam

    July 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Pls Mr Di mattio,forget about Hulk nd be serious about these two Euro Hottest Boys CAVANI nd LEWANDOSKI to put more attacking force on the front,am a chelsea Fans for Live.

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