European Cup holders will still need to break the bank in order to lure Pole to the Bridge this summer.
Uefa Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund would prefer red-hot front man Robert Lewandowski to join Premier League giants Chelsea at the end of the season as opposed to their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, says the Daily Star.
Lewandowski, 24, is currently one of the most sought-after attackers playing on the Continent, having recently scored a record-breaking four goals in one match to help knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage, and so becoming the first player to have ever netted four times against Los Blancos in European club competition.
And with the forward’s contract with Dortmund due to expire next May, the club are understood to be desperate to sell Lewandowski this summer rather than risk losing the player for free this time next year.
Lewandowski has scored an incredible 23 goals in just 29 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, while since moving to the Ruhr Valley in 2010 the attacker has an equally impressive 74 strikes in only 133 matches in all competitions for the club.