Barcelona have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski is also keen on signing for Barcelona. However, Bayern Munich seem to be frustrating the veteran striker.
Barca is believed to have had a bid rejected for Lewandowski.
The Poland international is desperate to join Barcelona before Bayern’s pre-season begins on July 12 but the two clubs have failed to reach an agreement thus far.
Barça’s latest bid of €40m is said to be short of the asking price set by Bayern, even though the 33-year-old has a year left on his contract.
However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has admitted that the club do not plan to increase their bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
According to AS, Laporta was asked about the status of Barça’s bid during an ‘informal meeting’ with journalists, in which the president vowed that he would not pay more than the €40m which is already on the table.
Lewandowski is said to have agreed personal terms already with Barcelona.
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.