Bayern Munich prepare ‘second offer’ for Matthijs de Ligt if Barcelona buy Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich “must sell Barcelona target Robert Lewandowski before making a second bid for Matthijs de Ligt” with Juventus “holding £76m ready for the defender”.
- Matthijs de Ligt is one of Bayern Munich’s top transfer targets this summer
- The Bundesliga club had already rejected a £59m offer from Juventus
- Should Robert Lewandowski be sold, Bayern could fall back on the Dutchman
- The Polish forward is wanted by La Liga giants Barcelona but no deal has been agreed yet
Bayern Munich will supposedly go back in juventus‘ star defender Matthijs de Ligt should they agree a deal to sell Robert Lewandowski Barcelona.
The Bundesliga giants have already tried to sign the Dutchman this summer but were rebuffed on their first attempt but are now ready to up their offer transfer market.
Bayern’s initial offer for the 22-year-old defender was reportedly £51m (€60m) plus fringe benefits, bringing the total package to £59m (€70m). However, this was rejected and they must meet Juventus’ asking price of £76m (€90m) to sign De Ligt.
A deal for Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich depends on Robert Lewandowski’s future
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann wants to strengthen his team’s defense this summer
This second offer is expected to come from Bayern after star striker Lewandowski was sold to Barcelona.
The LaLiga side have been chasing the 33-year-old forward since January and are looking to sign him this summer.
Yesterday it was reported that Barcelona had submitted a £42m bid for Lewandowski in a bid to finalize a deal with Bayern for the striker.
Barca boss Xavi is keen to bring Lewandowski to the club as he looks to strengthen his squad
The Polish striker returned to pre-season training at Bayern Munich on Tuesday
The Poland international, who returned to Bayern training on Wednesday, has a contract with Bayern until the end of next season and has already announced his wish to leave the club.
Should Bayern accept the latest offer from Xavi’s side, it’s believed the funds will be added to the budget used for a second bid for De Ligt.
If Bayern hold Lewandowski beyond this summer, he may leave the club for nothing next year.
Bayern have made some moves this summer, with the club completing the signings of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Ajax duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui.
The German side hope this will be enough to land the talented defender as they try to replace Niklas Süle, who has left the club to join league rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona, however, have added defender Andreas Christensen and midfielder Franck Kessie to the squad on a free transfer, plus Leeds’ Raphinha for £56m.