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Bayern Munich insist Lewandowski is not for sale, no €50m bid made by Barcelona

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A report from Mundo Deportivo has refuted recent speculation about Barcelona lodging a bid of around €50 million, with the entirety of the fee to be paid upfront.

It is well established Bayern Munich are looking for a figure of €50 million upfront in order to sanction the sale of Lewandowski, though they are also hoping for an additional €10 million through variables.

And it had been suggested recently that the Blaugrana had made an offer meeting Bayern’s €50 million fixed pay demands. But Mundo Deportivo suggests Barcelona have made no such bid.

The report adds that Bayern Munich, for their part, remain adamant that they will not sell the former Borussia Dortmund star, who has recently returned to training after the summer break.

The Barcelona camp believes it will be difficult for them to close out the signing of Lewandowski this week, which was the original plan as Xavi wanted the Pole to become a part of the pre-season tour to the United States.

Barça have recently made headlines by securing a move to Leeds United forward Raphinha. They are also expected to extend the contract of Ousmane Dembele. But the prospect of signing Lewandowski continues to elude them.

Having expressed his desire to leave Bavaria earlier in the summer, Lewandowski did not seem in a good mood while training for the first time ahead of the new season. The 33-year-old looked disgruntled and arrived late to training while being the first one to leave.

The striker also skipped pushups and did not meet coach Julian Nagelsmann individually. It is an indicator of how desperately the player wants to leave Bayern this summer, as he looks to start a new chapter in his career.

Despite Bayern insisting he is not for sale, Barcelona have not given up on Lewandowski just yet. But they have opted to approach this saga rather patiently, and are not too keen on succumbing to Bayern’s pressure by paying up their desired asking price for the striker.

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