Bayern Munich’s view on Barcelona’s latest Robert Lewandowski transfer bid

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Bayern Munich are continuing to stand firm on their stance that Robert Lewandowski will remain at the club, despite Barcelona’s best efforts.

The Poland international has been vocal in how he would like to leave the Bundesliga side this summer, and with his contract expiring in 2023, many did not expect Bayern to stand in his way. However, the German giants would rather he leaves next year.

Barcelona are continuing to push for a move, and Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the La Liga side have tabled another bid for the striker. Xavi’s side have reportedly submitted an offer of £30milllion (€35m) plus add-ons for the 33-year-old, but sources at Bayern still suspect it’s ‘not enough’.

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Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be interested in Lewandowski, but the former Borussia Dortmund star has his heart set on a move to Barca. Xavi gradually reshaped the Camp Nou outfit since entering the dugout, and adding one of the best strikers in the world into his starting eleven should see them compete domestically and on the European stage.

But those at Bayern still believe that Lewandowski will be leading their line in the upcoming campaign. Their club director, Hasan Salihamidzic, recently told Sky De: “Lewandowski situation to be fixed? It’s possible, I’m convinced. He's a professional, that’s why it’s fixable.”

“Robert’s under contract until 2023. I wait for him on July 12, of course, he’s welcome.”

Whether Barca can complete the deal remains to be seen, though it may come as a surprise that Bayern are so unwilling to let their star striker depart considering he has been so public in his desire for a new project. Even the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool has not seen them budge.

But Salihamidzic has insisted that signing the Senegal international was not to replace Lewandowski, and rather to add depth. He explained: “We signed Sadio to increase the competition in our team. We weren't happy with our Champions League exit against Villarreal. We want to strengthen the fight for spots in our team.

“The signing of Mane will reshuffle the cards for every attacking player. We never thought about having to let a player go when we signed Sadio.”

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