Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski reportedly wants to leave Bayern this summer (Picture: Getty)

Robert Lewandowski has told Bayern Munich he wants to leave the club to join Barcelona.

The Polish striker has only a year left on his contract and reportedly wants a fresh challenge away from the Bundesliga.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United believed to be interested in his signature.

However, according to Sky in Germany, Lewandowski is not prepared to wait until he is a free agent to depart Bayern and is eyeing a move to the Nou Camp this summer.

Since arriving at the German champions in 2014, Lewandowski has scored 343 goals in all competitions.

In his time at the Allianz Arena, he has lifted eight Bundesliga titles, three German cups and the Champions League in 2020.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been prolific since joining Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

His departure would be difficult for Bayern to cope with especially if Serge Gnabry, another player with his contract running out next year, also leaves this summer.

Barcelona’s interest in Lewandowski is curious considering the Spanish giants snapped up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January from Arsenal.

The Gabonese international has started well at the club, scoring 13 goals in 21 appearances so far.

If Barca’s manager Xavi was to sign Lewandowski he could shift Aubameyang to the left-wing, a role he often played at Arsenal.

Speaking earlier this year, Bayern chief executive Oliver Khan noted his club will be doing their best to keep Lewandowski beyond the summer.

He told Amazon Prime: ‘We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30 to 40 goals per season. We are and will be in talks about his future in the next weeks.

‘He has a contract until June 2023 and we’ll definitely have him with us for another season.’

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