Bayern Munich 'searching for Robert Lewandowski transfer replacement with striker dreaming of Real Madrid move'

BAYERN MUNICH are searching for a replacement for wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

The Polish goal machine is said to want to play for Real Madrid in the final years of his career and the German giants are looking for someone to fill his very large boots.

With his contract up in 2023, Bayern will not field any offers for the Pole at any price this summer, according to Sport Bild.

Yet a move in 12 months' time is not inconceivable and Los Blancos are his preferred destination, according to AS.

Lewandowski, 32, will enter the final year of his contract in summer 2022 and there has reportedly been little progress made on an extension.

Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku are on Bayern's list of potential replacements but would command huge fees.

Sport1 allege that Bayern bosses are deliberately remaining quiet over the Haaland rumours to avoid upsetting their star striker.

Borussia Dortmund want over £150million for their forward, who could be available for less than half of that when a release clause is enacted next year.

Competition for Haaland will be high next summer with Bayern tipped to be among the bidders.

PSV winger Cody Gakpo is also said to be a Bayern target.

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Although the Dutchman is predominantly a winger, he has scored 41 of his 48 professional goals from a wide position.

And Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is said to like the idea of playing him as a false nine if Lewandowski does go.

Lewandowski has won a whopping seven consecutive Bundesliga titles at the Allianz Arena as well as the 2020 Champions League trophy.

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