Bayern Munich have told the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea that they won’t be selling Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to reports in the German and French media.
Both clubs have been tipped to make moves for the Polish international in recent days but despite the striker refusing to sign a new contract, Bayern have decided they will let him leave for €50m (£43m) next year.
City have been linked with numerous forwards this summer, and pretty much all of the rumours have been refuted. It has left some supporters on Twitter wondering whether they will sign a replacement for Sergio Aguero:
he is finished anyway
— honest HSV fan (@slaWoid) July 20, 2021
I think City have ruled out signing anyone … zzzzzzzzz
— Daz (@daz_blue) July 20, 2021
I think city are fully focused on Kane tbh
— MCFC_OK1880 (@McfcOk1880) July 20, 2021
So as of now
Lewa – no
Kane – no
Lukaku – no
Haaland – no
Lautaro – no
Griezmann – no
We’re literally running out of options ffs😭
— MCFCMax ⁷💙💙 (@7Mcfcmax) July 20, 2021
Next summer will be our stance then – im afraid were not signing a Kane or alike until then scary thought but I see that happening
We let sergio go to soon then didn’t we
— COOKY (@mcfclad74) July 20, 2021
So it’s Kane then.
— Premier League (@MCFC_SZn26) July 20, 2021
Next summer fc
— James Greenwood (@jimgreenwood4) July 20, 2021
It is understandable that fans are worried the Premier League champions may opt against strengthening their forward line. City’s options are narrowing but they are not exhausted.
Pep Guardiola’s side could find the funds to match Tottenham’s asking price for Harry Kane, or they may go with a much cheaper option such as Benfica’s Darwin Nunez or Southampton’s Danny Ings.