BAYERN MUNICH reportedly wanted to replace Robert Lewandowski with Chelsea ace Kai Havertz.
Lewandowski told the German giants he was dying to leave the club to seek a new challenge. Bayern bosses hoped he would choose Chelsea.
Eventual winners of the transfer race, Barcelona and Chelsea, were keen on the 2021 Ballon d’Or runner-up.
And according to Sport 1, Bayern had hoped Lewandowski would play his football at Stamford Bridge instead of the Camp Nou so they could try to land German Havertz.
Sport 1 chief reporter Kerry Hau revealed: “We heard that FC Bayern would have preferred to bring Lewandowski to Chelsea to bring Havertz to Munich.”
Lewandowski was eventually granted his dream move to Barca and Bayern instead signed Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, who has hit the ground running.
However, the report goes on to say that despite Lewandowski’s move to Barca, Havertz will remain on Bayern’s radar.
The 23-year-old continues to be watched by Bayern bosses with a view to a move going forward.
Bayern have a good relationship with Havertz’ player agency ROOF.
Keep going: “Havertz is a player that those responsible find interesting.
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“[Sporting director] Salihamidzic would have liked to have brought him to Leverkusen and Uli Hoeneß would have liked to have had him in Munich too.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5988069/bayern-munich-kai-havertz-chelsea-transfer-robert-lewandowski/ Bayern Munich ‘inquiring about Kai Havertz transfer’ as Germany line up Chelsea star to replace Robert Lewandowski