PSG will look to raid Barcelona target if Kylian Mbappe leaves in the summer

In what could be a massive blow to Barcelona and their pursuit of signing a new centre-forward, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have identified Robert Lewandowski as a potential replacement for an exit-bound Kylian Mbapppe.

ESPN believes PSG are set for a major overhaul in the summer and while they are pretty much optimistic about keeping Mbappe for a little longer, they do understand that there will be a time when he will, in fact, leave for a bigger challenge.

Mbappe’s ongoing contract runs out at the end of the season and while he has had positive talks with the team, the fact that he was in Madrid this week along with his teammates Achraf Hakimi, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos hasn’t gone unnoticed.

PSG want Mbappe to be the centrepiece of all good things. But if the Frenchman departs, the team will need someone to carry out the project.

As relayed by ESPN, neither Neymar nor Lionel Messi are being looked upon for that because they are approaching the end of their careers.

Erling Haaland was thought to be an option, but the young forward has rather decided to move to Manchester City. This moves PSG’s attention to Germany and England where they are keeping tabs on Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah.

This comes as a huge blow for Barcelona as they have a similar plan in place. Since Haaland is no longer available, talks regarding Lewandowski’s potential move have been discussed both internally and with his agent Pini Zahavi.

Lewandowski, who has a valid contract with Bayern until 2023, has told Bayern that he wishes to leave in the summer, and according to what Sky Germany has reported, his personal wish is to wear the garnet and blue of Blaugrana.

The Poland forward has communicated his message with the Bayern bosses that he wishes to explore opportunities outside Germany and finances have absolutely nothing to do with it.

And so, it remains to be seen how Bayern approach his wish in the summer.

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