The Robert Lewandowski transfer saga is showing no signs of coming to an end anytime soon.
Barcelona have been hot on his trails for a while now and the striker is also keen on making the jump to Camp Nou, having publicly admitted as much. However, Bayern Munich continue to stand in the way of a transfer as they do not wish to let go of their iconic goalscorer.
Indeed, the German champions have shot down as many as three bids from Barcelona for Lewandowski, with the latest one being worth €40 million in fixed payments plus €10 million add-ons, which would meet their €50 million demands.
However, reports claim that the Bavarian giants want the full €50 million in fixed payment to part ways with the Poland captain.
While it was recently suggested that Barça might return with yet another offer, journalist Toni Juanmarti of Relevo has issued a fresh update on the entire situation with Lewandowski, Bayern and Barcelona.
Speaking on Directo Gol, Toni Juanmarti claimed that both Barça and Lewandowski feel that they have done everything that they can to push for a move, with the ball now firmly in the court of Bayern Munich.
The 33-year-old striker went public with his desire to leave the Allianz Arena in a bid to put pressure on Bayern to sell him. It has even been reported that he might not turn up for pre-season training next week in order to force through a transfer.
As for Barça, they had been promised by Lewandowski’s camp that a €40 million offer would be enough for them to sign him this summer. Having submitted an offer of the said valuation, they too have held up their end of the bargain but Bayern have not blinked.
With the situation now hanging in the balance, it remains to be seen what course of action Lewandowski and Barcelona take as they look to get the deal across the line at the earliest possible.