Robert Lewandowski is expected to reject interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in order to hold out for a move to Real Madrid, according to the Telegraph’s Jason Burt.
Madrid were recently hit by a transfer ban but they hope that an appeal will delay it until after next summer.
Lewandowski will seek a move to Madrid if they can overturn or delay the ban. Even if the ban is upheld, the striker is prepared to stay another year at Bayern rather than move to the Premier League.
Lewandowski, who is said to have his heart set on a move to Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid, would command a fee of around £60m as he is contracted to Bayern until 2019 and is entering the prime of his career.
There are question marks over the futures of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu and Lewandowski would be a more than capable replacement for them should one or both leave.
It remains to be seen if Madrid can delay or overturn the transfer ban. If they do, they could have a busy summer in terms of incomings and outgoings.