Report: Liverpool plot huge move to sign Robert Lewandowski

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

Liverpool have been linked with Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a top transfer target for Liverpool, if reports in The Star are to be believed.

The paper claim Liverpool have set their sights on the Bayern Munich striker, who has been in prolific form this season.

It won't be easy to persuade the German giants to part with the Polish international, but the paper claim Liverpool are set to receive investment from Middle Eastern backers.

This arguably is the most fascinating element of the report, but without any further detail on who or where this refers to, it's hard to assess this is any detail.

Liverpool could of course recoup a large portion of the £32 million they spent on Christian Benteke last summer to put towards a potential deal, but they will need upwards of £50 million to convince Bayern to sell.

Any decision would come down to new Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti and his plans for the club, but the Italian is not one to make waves, and is a shrewd judge of talent. This would not likely involve selling Robert Lewandowski, meaning this is a potential deal where Liverpool fans can be excited that it is being suggested, but should not hold their breath.

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