Barcelona begin to plot swoop for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowki after contract talks stall - Paper Round
Barcelona are set to make an attempt to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Mourinho: I was never close to taking over at Barcelona in 2008 Paper Round’s view: Bayern Munich are an especially well run club and they doubtless have alternative targets lined up to replace Lewandowski if they need to, but given his age there is probably little harm in keeping him on for another season unless they think his professionalism will suffer.
The Sun reports that Everton boss Frank Lampard will return to Chelsea in an attempt to sign Levi Colwil on loan. Paper Round’s view: When you loan out a youngster then you want to make sure that he gets the most time on the pitch in order to develop. The Mail suggests that Barcelona will prioritise the signing of Raphinha from Leeds United if they can get him for just £21m in the event of Leeds United being relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.
Paper Round’s view: Barcelona, according to this story, are struggling to find the money for Lewandowski - as discussed above - and also for Liverpool striker Sadio Mane. The Mirror believes that Xavi is willing to countenance the sale of midfielder Frenkie De Jong. Paper Round’s view: De Jong has the potential and skills to be an effective midfielder and with Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba just two of the players on their way out of Old Trafford the club need a new midfielder.
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