Chelsea signing Lewandowski always felt far-fetched

Robert Lewandowski’s agent Cezary Kucharski has told Futbolfejs.pl that Bayern Munich is the best club for him, despite being linked to Chelsea.

What’s the word?

A sensational report from Sky Sports last week claimed that both Chelsea and Manchester United have held preliminary talks with the Poland international regarding a transfer.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague told the broadcaster that Lewandowski’s preferred choice would be Stamford Bridge.

The speculation derived from comments made by the striker and one of his representatives Maik Barthel, who told German magazine Kicker that Lewandowski was unhappy with the lack of support from Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti and his teammates.

The striker allegedly accused the club of failing to back him in his attempt to finish last season as the Bundesliga top scorer – a title that was taken by Borussia Dortmund’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Now, though, Lewandowski’s other agent Kucharski has played down suggestions that the striker could leave the club.

He told Futbolfejs.pl:

“I don’t want to say anything more on this subject, because everything I say here is translated into German and every word is analysed by the media. However, I’ve got used to always being the one to blame when it concerns Lewandowski.

“I’ve always said, though, and I’m still of the same opinion, that Bayern Munich are the best club for the development of his career. And my opinion hasn’t changed, not today nor yesterday.”

Could a move to Chelsea actually happen?

Never say never in football, but more often than not, when stories appear of a big-name player at one of Europe’s top clubs angling for a move, there tends not to be much foundation to the rumour.

From a cynical point of view, some players may be looking for an improved contract so they use other clubs to force the hierarchy’s hand.

In this case, it is not unrealistic for a player of Lewandowski’s calibre to join the Blues given that they can match Bayern for ambition and finances, but the story did seem to come out of nowhere.

Comments from the striker’s agent suggests that the forward is not desperately searching for a new club, and that the conflict with the club could be resolved.

If Diego Costa leaves Chelsea this summer, they could do with a player like Lewandowski, who scored 43 goals in all competitions last season, but at this stage it seems unlikely.