Bundesliga chairman: Bayern have signed Chelsea target Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski playing for Poland, with József Varga and Vilmos Vanczák

Eintracht Frankfurt chief Heribert Bruchhagen has stated that the Pole has already agreed to join the Bavarian giants.

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund attacker Robert Lewandowski look to have been ended, with reports in Germany today that the striker has signed for Bayern Munich already.

The in-demand Polish forward is out of contract at Signal Iduna Park at the end of the current season, and has admitted that he wants a new challenge in his career.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have already seen star talent Mario Gotze move to their bitter rivals, and it appears that from next term Lewandowski will join him.

Eintracht Frankfurt chairman Heribert Bruchhagen has stated that Bayern have already concluded a deal for Lewandowski, while they are also keen to sign Sebastian Rode from his side.

“They [Bayern] have not only signed Robert Lewandowski, but also ask us for Sebastian Rode,” the Frankfurt chief is being quoted as saying in Germany.

Bayern beat Dortmund 3-0 away from home over the weekend and seem set to add to their rivals’ woes with the signature of Lewandowski.

The eastern European forward has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United of late, with a scramble sure to ensue to sign a world-class star for free.

Rode would also be an exciting addition to Pep Guardiola’s contingent, and would also be signed on a free transfer due to his contract with Frankfurt expiring.

The 23-year-old has impressed for his club over the last number of seasons, and has represented Germany at age-grade level up to under-21’s.

The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been linked with Rode in the past, with suitors weighing up a pre-contract move for him in January.

image: © Roger Gorączniak

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch