£35m fee slapped on Chelsea and United target’s head

Borussia Dortmund will not sell star striker Robert Lewandowski for less than £35 million, The Daily Mail report.

The Poland international striker has been a key man for the German champions over the last 12 months, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all linked with a move for the hitman this summer.

With Didier Drogba departing Stamford Bridge this summer the Blues have arisen as Lewandowki’s main suitor, with a speculated £13 million offer being cast aside by the Bundesliga champions recently.

With the west London club splurging on Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne already this summer, Roman Abramovich will have to break out the chequebook once more if he wants to add the eastern European marksman to his growing list of superstars.

Dortmund want Chelsea to at least double their initial offer if they are to even consider selling Lewandowski, who has seen his stock rise after impressive performances domestically and internationally.

Manchester United were initially the side linked most with the striker but this interest is said to have died down, whilst Arsenal’s purchase of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud mean they will pull out of the running.

By Gareth McKnight

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