Bayern ready to negotiate over Lewandowski but start at 60 million

Bayern ready to negotiate over Lewandowski but start at 60 million

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The German club know the Polish striker wants to go to Barcelona but want as much as possible for him

Bayern Munich are finally coming to the table. They have told Robert Lewandowski’s people they are willing to negotiate his departure this summer, with the player desperate to move away.

Per Sky Germany, the club want to avoid problems and will sell him to Barcelona if the clubs can agree a fee.

They want a huge 60 million euros for the striker, a number that has been rising. The positive thing is that negotiations can finally begin.

Barcelona were sure Bayern were gong to sell after Lewandowski publicly demanded to leave, and he has just one year left on his deal.

They sent their sporting director to Mallorca to meet with the striker on holiday and see if he would extend, but he did not want that and was not turning back.

The player asked directly to listen to Barcelona’s offers because it is the only place he is interested in moving to.

Bayern’s board now want to get the most they can for him. But neither they nor Barcelona want Lewandowski to be there when Bayern start pre-season on July 12.

The 60m figure is excessive considering the player is turning 34 and has a year left on his deal only. The Catalans are clear about their strategy and know the player will go to war with them if Bayern make it hard to sign him.