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Barcelona 'in negotiations' to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern, says Xavi

Robert Lewandowski gestures to fans during Bayern Munich's Bundesliga celebrations.
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Barcelona are 'in negotiations' to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, coach Xavi has revealed.

Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern this summer after eight successful seasons at the Allianz Arena.

The Polish striker is out of contract next year and has told the German champions he will not sign a new deal.

"He is one of the options we are looking at," Xavi said at a press conference on Saturday.

"It's possible he could come here, he has said so publicly as well. There are negotiations, but it won't be easy. He has a year left on his contract at Bayern."

Lewandowski admitted last weekend that the time could be right to move on.

"I told the club that if an offer comes in, then we have to think about it - also for the club," he said.

"We have to find the best solution for both sides. I won't sign a new contract."

Lewandowski is Bayern's second all-time top scorer, behind German legend Gerd Muller, with 344 goals for the Bundesliga giants.

The 33-year-old, who claimed FIFA's The Best award in each of the past two years, has won 19 trophies at Bayern and netted 50 goals for the Munich club in 2021-22.

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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.