According to ESPN, FC Barcelona has submitted a bid for Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich:
Barcelona have made Bayern Munich a first offer for Robert Lewandowski and would also like to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kaunde to bolster their defence, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
Bayern want more than €40 million for the Polish striker, who has expressed a desire to leave, but Barca’s opening bid is not considered that high. Lewandowski, 33, is out of contract in 2023, but the German club’s public stance is still that he will see the final year of his contract.
Barca Universal said the offer was actually north of €40 million:
To date, Barcelona’s first offer was said to be in the region of €40 to €50 million, but Bayern have been so firm on their decision that they expect the Poland international to return to training in July.
ESPN further elaborated on why the relationship between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona could be extremely tense:
Sources say the relationship between Barca and Bayern has soured, because of the conflict that arose around the failed launch of the European Super League, which did not involve Bayern. Bayern have also questioned Barca’s ability to make a deal of this size privately and publicly. their current financial plight.
At a dinner ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides last season, Kahn told Barca officials what the German club thought of their push to create a breakaway competition.
Bayern have also questioned Barca’s ability, both privately and publicly, to make a deal of this size in their current financial predicament.
Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly very interested in Lewandowski and now they may have an idea of how far FC Barcelona can go to try and convince Bayern Munich to sell their star striker .
However, it sums it all up (big credit to Ronan Murphy):
We have a very different story here. According to Bild, Barcelona only raised their offer from €3m to €35m, which Bayern will also not respond to because it is so low. Bayern are still out for around €50m and will not settle for anything less than that.