Chelsea keeping close tabs with Bayern Munich centre-forward Robert Lewandowski. Poland international has emerged as the desired option for Erling Haaland, with the German manager determined to bolster his front-line one way or the other.

The report states that the London club have made tentative contact with Robert’s representatives over a possible deal this transfer window. However, Chelsea are yet to establish a connection with the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern Munich intend to keep hold of Lewandowski even though his deal at Allianz Arena expires at the end of the next campaign. The 32-year-old striker’s decision to hire Pini Zahavi as his agent has undoubtedly boosted the centre-forward’s possibility of moving to Premier League, though.

The representatives are working out a way to seek a move away from the Allianz Arena this transfer window, with the Polish centre-forward himself open to the idea of making the next step in his career.

Since joining the Bavarians in 2014, Lewandowski has won almost everything with the German club. Former Borussia Dortmund striker was a part of the sensational treble-winning season in 2019/20 and one of the primary protagonists behind Bayern Munich’s sheer dominance in German football over the last seven years.

The London club’s interest in Lewandowski is hardly surprising as the Blues have found it difficult to strike a deal for top-target Erling Haaland, according to Teamtalk.

It appears Bundesliga giants are persistent on keeping hold of the centre-forward for at least another campaign, even though the striker himself is reportedly keen on moving to Chelsea.

Erling and Robert are not Chelsea’s only alternatives, though, with the Blues also being linked with a move for Harry Kane earlier this summer, according to Sportbible.

However, England international is believed to be an unrealistic target for the Blues due to his hefty price tag, although the 27-year-old striker is tipped to join Man City in a bumper £160m deal.

It has left the Blues considering a move for the Polish goal machine instead. Even though Lewandowski is in the final phase of his career, he could be the perfect upgrade over Timo Werner, who, in turn, is reportedly keen on a come back to German this transfer window.

However, it is fair to point out that the Bavarians won’t be all too keen on getting rid of Robert just yet. The Bundesliga giants value the centre-forward at nearly €50m, which is quite a fortune for a veteran, regardless of his recent successes.