That could open the door for Chelsea to pursue Lewandowski after losing out to Barca in the race to sign Raphinha. The striker would guarantee goals having remarkably scored 344 times in 375 appearances for Bayern.
Chelsea need to replace Romelu Lukaku, who has re-joined Inter Milan following his tumultuous year at Stamford Bridge. Lewandowski would be the ideal alternative to the Belgian and would fit into Tuchel’s preferred style.
At 33, he would be a better value-for-money signing than fellow Chelsea target Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. With Raheem Sterling set to join the Blues, new chairman Todd Boehly could easily win over supporters with another big-name signing in Lewandowski.