Interest fee

Bayern Munich demand £52m transfer fee for Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski as striker pushes for move

BAYERN MUNICH are demanding a £52million fee to sell Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

Lewandowski, 33, has publicly asked to leave the German champions this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.

2

Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern MunichCredit: Getty
Barcelona chief Joan Laporta, left, and manager Xavi Hernandez, right, will not be happy with the latest developments

2

Barcelona chief Joan Laporta, left, and manager Xavi Hernandez, right, will not be happy with the latest developmentsCredit: EPA

He has Barcelona at heart despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Bayern refuse to let him go on the cheap and sky sports claim they will only sell for £52million.

This will undoubtedly deal a blow to cash-strapped Barcelona who are trying to improve their squad on a tight budget by seeking cheap transfers and free agents.

The Spanish giants have debts of over half a billion euros, which means they are desperate not to rack up any additional costs.

Liverpool confident of Jude Bellingham transfer EXCLUSIVE, Bale CONFIRMS transfer
Win A Mercedes A45s AMG From Just 79p - Enter Tonight's 8pm Draw Now

This factor contributed to their willingness to allow midfielder Frenkie de Jong to leave for United, who are reportedly close to agreeing a £69m deal for the Dutchman.

The £52m price tag is also a massive increase on previous reports which suggested Lewandowski would be available for a transfer at just £34m.

Lewandowski scored 50 goals in 46 games last season and has shown no signs of slowing down with age.

While movement on his departure remains slow, the Bavarians wasted no time in bringing in his replacement in the form of ex-Liverpool star Sadio Mane.

FREE BETS AND SIGNUP OFFERS – BEST OFFERS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

The Senegal ace joined Bayern earlier this month in a deal worth £35million.

They have also bolstered their midfield with the acquisition of Ryan Gravenberch for £21million, who was the subject of an 11th-hour bid by new United boss Erik ten Hag to bring to Old Trafford .