Barca president gives update on Robert Lewandowski

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a summer transfer move to Barcelona.

The 33-year-old Poland international has a year left on his contract with Bayern, and wants to leave the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski is keen on ending his 8-year spell with the German champions, although Bayern are keeping him against his wish.

Media outlet Mundo Deportivo has claimed that the 33-year-old will sign a three-year contract with the Catalans worth £27m.

According to the report, the Bayern Munich striker is ready to put pen to paper on a £175,000-per-week deal at Barcelona.

All that is left for the deal is for Bayern Munich to agree a fee with Barcelona for the 33-year-old.

Bayern however aren’t keen on letting Lewandowski leave the club.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was recently asked about the club’s move for Lewandowski.

Laporta said: “Lewandowski is a Bayern player and I prefer to keep reserved on this matter.

“I have respect for Bayern and I would not talk about another club’s player. We thank him for wanting to come to Barça and we are very flattered.”

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has admitted he’d like to have Lewandowski in his team.

Netherlands and Poland met in the last round of international games, and the duo had a chat.

Asked whether he has invited Lewandowski to join him at Barcelona, De Jong laughed and told TVP Sport: “He’s an amazing player, one of the best in the world. It’s up to him.”

Probed further on what he would like Lewandowski to do, the Barca man added: “Of course I would like to have him in my team!”