Bayern Munich will reportedly offer Robert Lewandowski a contract extension in order to prove he remains their main striker, despite the potential arrival of Timo Werner.
The Polish striker joined Bayern in the summer of 2014 on a free transfer from rivals Borussia Dortmund and has ranked in 178 goals in just 228 appearances across all competitions.
Due to this, Lewandowski had been strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid last summer amid reports he had grown frustrated with his role at Bayern towards the end of last season.
Los Blancos had viewed the prolific Lewandowski as a potential candidate to fill the void left by their record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who sealed a €112m transfer to Juventus last July.
But Lewandowski put an end to the speculation surrounding his future at the Allianz Arena by announcing he’s fully committed to Bayern at the end of last summer’s transfer window.
The 30-year-old has since carried on his prolific form in what is proving to be one of his most impressive campaigns at Bayern with 27 goals and 11 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions.
He also joined Claudio Pizarro as the highest foreign scorer in Bundesliga history on 195 goals in 280 games.
Now Bild reports that Bayern want to go ahead and extend Lewandowski’s contract by another two years until June 2023.
The Bavarians want to prove that Lewandowski remains their main centre-forward amid their reported interest in RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.
The 23-year-old forward has been repeatedly linked with a move to Bayern due to his contract at Leipzig being set to expire in June 2020.
Werner has given no indication whatsoever of his future plans, which forced the Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff to publicly warn that he will be sold should he not sign an extension soon.