Premier League-linked striker ‘prepared’ to leave club in the summer

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Robert Lewandowski during a training session

Robert Lewandowski is prepared to leave Bayern Munich this summer if he can not agree a new contract with the German side, according to reports.

The Poland striker joined Bayern in 2014 on a free transfer from rivals Borussia Dortmund.

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He has been a roaring success in Bavaria, scoring an outstanding 337 goals in 365 appearances and has helped his side win seven consecutive Bundesliga titles.

Lewandowski’s current deal expires in 2023 and he does not appear close to agreeing on new terms with the German giants.

He has been linked with a move to numerous Premier League sides, including Newcastle and Manchester United.

A transfer to England could come to fruition in the summer as transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Lewandowski is “prepared” to leave Bayern at the end of the season if he is not offered a new contract.

Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: “New deal in the summer or Robert Lewandowski will be prepared to leave Bayern immediately, even if his current contract expires in 2023.

“The situation has not changed and there are still no talks between club and agents. It’s up to Bayern, now.”

Meanwhile, France and Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly has slammed “lazy” Paul Pogba for “cheating” at Manchester United.

Pogba was introduced in the second half as Atletico Madrid dumped United out of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Desailly told beIN Sport: “Quality-wise you cannot compare Pogba to Fred, or McTominay or Matic.

“But he’s lazy, he’s lazy. If you allow him to be a playmaker behind Ronaldo he will take advantage of it.

“When it goes well he is fantastic but if it doesn’t go well, offensively he has not brought what everyone was expecting.

“And at the same time he will cheat a little bit.

“He will not drop back and not drop back and help with the midfield with the defensive intensity the team is looking for.”