Poland captain Robert Lewandowski is reportedly keen to end his 3-and-a-half-year stay at the Allianz Arena and could be about to spark a transfer tug of war this summer for his signature. It is not often that a first-team player requests to leave Bayern Munchen with the last being Toni Kroos when he left for the Bernabeu the same summer that Lewandowski became a Bayern player.

Manchester United vs Chelsea

Both Manchester United and Chelsea are the teams set to battle it out to bring the Polish international to the Premier League. This proves a curious predicament with both sides having forked out big money to bring new strikers at the start of this season, Manchester United paying a combined total of £75 million and £15 million in add-ons for Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea, a club record £60 million for Alvaro Morata.

The latter started his debut season in the Premier League in scintillating form, netting 8 goals in his first 12 appearances. However, similar to Lukaku, the goals have seemed to dry up with both their clubs now looking to bring in more of a recognised goalscorer to boost their ranks. With imminent champions Manchester City running away with the league, expect the rest of the top six clubs to invest heavily in the summer transfer window and perhaps eclipse the madness of last year. Lewandowski would certainly be a welcome addition to the Premier League given the recent loss of Coutinho to La Liga and the increasing speculation surrounding Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois' future in England.

The next Galactico?

The link between Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid has existed for a number of years proving to be a mere speculation.

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However, there is now a genuine chance that the Polish number nine may well get his dream move to the Bernabeu at the end of the current season. Currently sitting in 3rd place, 14 points behind leaders Barcelona with their rivals boasting a game in hand things certainly haven't gone to plan for Zinedine Zidane this campaign. There is pressure gathering around Los Blancos to undergo an overhaul of personnel with the likes of under-fire Karim Benzema, on-loan James Rodriguez, Isco and Keylor Navas to name but a few who will be pushed out this summer. Lewandowski would certainly jump at the chance to represent Madrid in a move which could guarantee him a Champions League winners medal before he hangs up his boots. Nonetheless, a move reportedly rests on whether or not Florentino Perez can convince Tottenham to part ways with Harry Kane, in a new deal that is expected to eclipse the world-record fee that saw Neymar join PSG last summer. If Kane does find himself in La Liga next season, it is clear that only a team that is capable of winning the Champions League will be able to convince Lewandowski to leave Bayern; and an astronomical figure to convince the club to part ways with him.