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Barcelona handed major boost in Lewandowski pursuit



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With just a week left before the Bundesliga campaign comes to a close, Robert Lewandowski is still staring at an uncertain future.

The striker’s current contract at Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season, with the player asking for a move away from Bavaria, in favour of a new challenge elsewhere.

Bayern, though, have no intention to offload Lewandowski anytime soon. But according to Diario SPORT, it appears their reluctance to let go of their star striker is causing tension between the two sides.

Lewandowski, in particular, is not happy with Bayern Munich’s offer, as the Bavarians are only handing him a one-year extension with the option to extend it for another year, despite the striker making it clear he is ready to play at the highest level for three more years.

While the length of the new contract remains one of the issues, Lewandowski is not at all on board with Bayern’s economic terms, with the German Rekordmeister unable to offer him any reasonable pay hike in light of the club’s sketchy financial situation.

Bayern are coming on the back of fresh contract extensions for Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller. They are also facing the task of renewing Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry.

Extending the contract with Lewandowski, to that end, could exact a heavy toll on their financial structure. Although privy to the situation, the Pole has not taken kindly to Bayern’s offer, as he believes he has a lot more for Bayern than he is being offered.

The report suggests Bayern Munich have called a meeting with Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi to propose him the new terms.

But should Lewandowski’s representatives decline the advances, it would pave the way for Barcelona to make a fresh offer. The player expects Bayern to facilitate the exit due to his age and the services he has provided over the years.

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