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striker chase Chelsea step up their interest in Robert Lewandowski amid Erling Haaland concerns

Polish striker the latest star name to be linked to Chelsea

Chelsea have made tentative approaches to representatives of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski over deal that could see the Poland striker move to Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea chiefs admitting their hopes of signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund may be forlorn this summer, they are considering a move for 32-year-old Lewandowski.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is also a target for Chelsea, but he is considered to be a player out of reach as Spurs will not consider selling their star man to a local rival and the issues in moves for Haaland and Kane has inspired an initial inquiry over the availability of Lewandowski.

While Bayern Munich have no intention of selling their star man, reports in Germany suggest Lewandowski's advisers are interested in exploring the prospect of a move to the European champions.

Bild are reporting the news that Chelsea have made approaches to Lewandowski's camp, but there has been no direct contact between the two clubs over any potential deal.

Despite Chelsea's eagerness to sign a new striker this summer, we sudayworld.com understands reports claiming the west London are open to offers for Germany striker Timo Werner are wide of the mark.

Chelsea are not planning to sell Werner this summer and he remains a part of manager Thomas Tuchel's plans unless the player makes it clear he wants to leave a year after he arrived from RB Leipzig.

Meanwhile, Chelsea cancelled a friendly against League of Ireland side Drogheda on Thursday after “a possible Covid case”.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were due to play a behind-closed-doors game as part of their training camp in the Republic of Ireland.

A club spokesman said: “We had a possible positive Covid case which we are investigating. The individual has been isolated from the rest of the group.”

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