La Liga heavyweights Barcelona are reportedly confident of snapping up priority target Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer.

According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Sadio Mane has raised Barcelona’s hopes of landing Robert Lewandowski in the summer transfer window. The Bundesliga champions are closing in on signing the Liverpool forward, leaving the Blaugrana confident about securing the services of the Polish striker.

The 2022 summer transfer window is already shaping up to be one of the most defining transfer windows in recent memory. Kylian Mbappe recently sent shockwaves by snubbing Real Madrid and staying put at Paris Saint-Germain, leaving Los Blancos scrambling for an alternative in the market.

Over at Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez’s squad rebuild will continue this summer. And the Blaugrana could land one of the greatest players of his generation in a statement signing ahead of the 2022/23 season. The Catalan giants are hot on the trail of Robert Lewandowski, recently submitting an offer to sign the 33-year-old.

But Bayern Munich, admittedly determined to keep hold of the Pole beyond the summer transfer window, promptly knocked back the bid. The Bundesliga champions have asserted that Lewandowski will not go anywhere, even though his contract runs out next year.

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The veteran striker has carved a lasting legacy at Bayern Munich, winning every trophy at the Allianz Arena while scoring truckloads of goals. Lewandowski enjoyed an excellent 2021/22 season, amassing 50 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances across all competitions. But his contract situation has captured the attention of Barcelona.

Barcelona will need to invest in a striker in the summer transfer window, as Luuk de Jong’s loan stint has ended. At the same time, Martin Braithwaite might leave Barcelona to seek regular game-time elsewhere, leaving Xavi Hernandez with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the only striker at his disposal.

But after Barcelona’s inconsistencies in the final third, Lewandowski’s addition could go a long way in helping them bridge the gap to Real Madrid. And the 33-year-old is reportedly keen on joining Barcelona after publicly admitting that he wants to embark on a new adventure in the summer transfer window.

Bayern Munich’s official stance might have left Barcelona exasperating. But the Bavarian giants are closing in on signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool, giving Barcelona a new ray of hope in the pursuit of Lewandowski, with the Blaugrana now confident of securing his services.

Lewandowski seems determined to leave Bayern Munich this summer, and it looks like a move to Barcelona might materialise. It will be interesting to see if Bayern Munich’s transfer for Mane helps the Catalan giants in their pursuit of the Polish international.

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