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After scoring 17 and assisting another 17 goals in Bundesliga last season, the 20-year-old England international is tipped to complete a move to the Premier League.
The 2019/20 Bundesliga runners-up have not moved from their valuation of the former England international, but are reportedly open to letting him go by accepting less money up front.
It is being reported that Dortmund would ideally want the Red Devils to pay an initial €100m to secure a replacement for Sancho. But Lucian Favre’s side are aware that they won’t spend that much money on a new signing and have therefore softened their stance on the winger’s initial fee.
The Signal Iduna Park residents have a history of using similar tactics when negotiating exits for one of their star players. They sold Ousmanne Dembele to Barcelona in 2017 for an overall transfer fee of €140m but received €105m plus add-ons up front.
The 31-year-old Brazilian international, who joined Chelsea from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala for a fee of £ 30million in August 2013, has spent the last few weeks of the four-year contract he joined with the Blues in July 2016.
As it stands, the inability of Frank Lampard’s side to convince Willian to put pen on paper to a new deal will allow the Brazilian to join any club as a free agent, with Arsenal one of the sides who have reportedly entered into discussions with the player’s entourage to try and secure his signature.
Willian has repeatedly indicated his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea also want to keep the winger at the club. However, while the player wants a three-year contract, the Blues’ transfer strategy is stopping them from offering him anything but a two-year deal.
The contract, which was reportedly prepared by Los Blancos in December 2013, was before Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich and became one of world’s leading marksmen.
Real Madrid offered Robert Lewandowski €9.6million a year in salary plus a huge signing bonus before the Poland international signed for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014.
Spanish news publication MARCA [via Polish news outlet Onet Sport] claims that the former Borussia Dortmund striker would have earned a signing bonus of more than €10m had he joined Los Blancos instead of the Bavarian giants.
Real’s offer to Lewandowski also contained a list of activities the Pole would have to let go if he joined the Spanish giants. He was not to be allowed to ride a motorcycle, go on a skiing trip, ride a motorboat, or venture on paragliding and climbing.
But with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit already having Karim Benzema at the club, Lewandowski decided not to be a back-up of the Frenchman. He therefore decided against signing the contract and ended up moving to Bayern as a free agent.
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