The Polish forward appears to have got the ball rolling with his next career move as speculation over his future continues with his contract at Borussia Dortmund due to expire next summer.
The player’s agent Raffaelle Auriemma has hinted that he’s already held talks with Napoli president Auerlio De Laurentiis over the player’s future.
“Napoli on Lewandowski? I can not tell you how long I spoke with Aurelio De Laurentiis. It must remain between us. But I can tell you that we have recently had contact,” he told Italian radio station CRC.
United have been long term admirers of the striker while Chelsea have a clear urgency for a player of his calibre and quality in their current squad.
Bayern Munich probably hold the advantage because they can pay whatever Dortmund demand for the player as well as offering him the opportunity to stay in Germany where he’s settled.
United and Chelsea will be relying on Dortmund’s reluctance to do business with their main rivals, so shortly after selling Mario Gotze to the German champions.
The idea he could go to Napoli is something that any interested party will have to view with a pinch of salt.
Considering the wealth the Italian club have at their disposal, it’s no surprise they are linked with some of the best players before they come available and during transfer windows.
You also have to take the agent’s role with a pinch of salt because it wouldn’t be the first time an agent went and talked to an interested party at another club without the full backing of the player.
There is absolutely no sign that Lewandowski has urged his agent to go and talk to the Serie A team.
It’s also unsurprising that if a bidding war broke out, the agent would be one of the biggest beneficiaries in any massive deal with a higher payout likely for a higher transfer fee.
He will be on the move this January unless Dortmund want to see him walk away for free next summer, but it’s all based on the chance that he won’t even entertain the idea of a prolonged stay in West Germany.
What do you think? Is Auriemma trying to fire up a bidding war?
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