Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich will reportedly go back in for Juventus’ star defender Matthijs de Ligt should they agree a deal to sell Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.

The Bundesliga giants have already tried to sign the Dutchman this summer but were rebuffed in their first approach but are now ready to up their offer, according to Calciomercato.

Bayern’s first offer for the 22-year-old defender was reportedly £51million (€60m) plus add-ons taking the total package to £59m (€70m), however, this was rejected and they will have to match Juventus’ asking price of £76m (€90m) in order to sign De Ligt.

This second offer is expected to be made by Bayern, once striker star striker Lewandowski has been sold to Barcelona.

The LaLiga side have been chasing the 33-year-old striker since January and have been trying to sign him this summer.

Yesterday it was reported that Barcelona had submitted an offer of £42m for Lewandowski as they look to seal a deal with Bayern for the striker.

The Poland international, who returned to training with Bayern on Wednesday, has a contract with the Bavarian side until the end of the coming season and he has already made his desire to leave the club known.

Should Bayern accept the newest offer from Xavi’s side, the funds are believed to be added onto the budget which will be put towards a second offer for De Ligt.

Although if Bayern keep hold of Lewandowski beyond this summer, he will be able to leave the club for nothing next year.

Bayern have made some moves this summer, with the club completing the signings of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Ajax duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui.

The German side are hopeful this will be enough in order to sign the talented defender as they try and replace Niklas Süle who left the club to join league rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona, however, have added defender Andreas Christensen and midfielder Franck Kessie to the squad on free transfers, plus Raphinha from Leeds for £56m.

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