Blues want Lew.
Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, reports the Daily Mail.
The Polish forward is hot property after a stunning season with the Champions League runners-up, and the 24-year-old’s agent has reportedly contacted the Blues as well as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona over a £25m switch.
Treble-winners Bayern Munich are also interested in Lewandowski but Dortmund have made it clear they will not allow the striker to follow £32m playmaker Mario Goetze to the Allianz Arena.
Last week the club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “Robert Lewandowski will definitely not make the switch to FC Bayern in 2013. That’s final. We have informed Robert and his agents now.”
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is searching for a world class striker to lead the line next season, after disappointing campaigns for current strike duo Demba Ba and Fernando Torres.
Should he move to Stamford Bridge, Lewandowski will compete for a place with Belgian youngster Romelu Lukaku, while £18m signing Andre Schurrle is expected to be used mainly in a wide role.
Mourinho is a big fan of Lewandowski’s having watched him score four against his Real side in the Champions League semi-final this season.