Chelsea have reportedly made contact with a striker who has been heavily praised by Blues duo Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger in the past.
Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea would seemingly be a popular signing amongst two players in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
The big transfer news surrounding the Blues at the moment is centered around the prolific Bayern Munich striker.
In a bid to solve their goalscoring problems ahead of next season, Chelsea, according to Sky Sports Germany, have made contact with the Poland international over a summer transfer.
Furthermore, the report states that Blues head coach Tuchel is not averse to a new option in attack after losing faith in current no.9 Tammy Abraham and Lewandowski is a player on the German tactician’s shortlist.
It remains to be seen if the west London outfit are able to lure the 32-year-old to Stamford Bridge, but he would be the missing piece in Tuchel’s attacking puzzle.
Finding the back of the net at a regular rate has never been an issue for Lewandowski whether that be with Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, or the Poland national team.
This season he has scored 47 times in just 39 appearances across all competitions as Bayern claimed the Bundesliga title for a ninth year in a row.
Of the 47, 40 have been in the top-flight of German football meaning he has equalled the 49-year-old Bundesliga record of legendary German striker Gerd Muller.
And with one game to go, there’s every chance Lewandowski will claim the record outright before the 2020/21 season is over.
Current Chelsea striker Timo Werner is familiar with Lewandowski from his time in Germany with RB Leipzig and knows first hand just how lethal the Pole is in front of goal.
“You can’t score every game unless your name is Robert Lewandowski,” Werner joked last year. “When I score two in Berlin, he scores two against Dortmund and I ask myself when he’ll stop.
“He’s currently in the same category as Ronaldo and Messi.”
Whilst Werner’s teammate and compatriot Antonio Rudiger didn’t go as far as to put Lewandowski in the same category as Messi and Ronaldo, he did pay the striker the ultimate compliment.
“Mauro Icardi, Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski have been the best No.9s in recent years. Lewandowski looks to have gotten even better this season,” Rudiger said ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich last season.
“I have a lot of respect for him. It’ll be a tough challenge to be able to keep him in check.
“We can only do that as a team.”