The season for Chelsea ended on a high with victory over Manchester United in the F.A Cup final. However, their only goal of the game came from a penalty, and they only registered just three shots on target all game. They have struggled to consistently find a forward to score the goals all season, despite signing Alvaro Morata for £60 million in the summer, but that looks to be coming to an end as they have made Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski their main target.

The 29-year-old has found the back of the net for club and country consistently for the past eight years. Since arriving in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, he has racked up 180 goals for both Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He has also scored 49 goals for his country including setting the record for the most amount of goals scored (16) in a European World Cup qualification campaign.

The former Lech Poznan striker clearly knows where the back of the net is and has been deadly for plenty of seasons. Chelsea have not had a ruthless goal scorer like him since Didier Drogba, who notched up 100 league goals in eight seasons with The Blues. If they have someone of his calibre, they could be challenging for the title once again.

However, it could be argued that they actually had the hitman they needed but forced him out of the club in favour of Morata, or Romelu Lukaku as we know was the first choice, and let him go back to the club they signed him from. That man was Diego Costa. He found the net 52 times in just three seasons with the London side yet he dropped out of contention due to a bust-up with Antonio Conte. With reports Conte is about to leave Stamford Bridge, the hierarchy will be kicking themselves they let Costa leave before they let the Italian go.

If the addition of Lewandowski is done before the World Cup, then Chelsea might be able to save some money. If the Polish captain has a successful tournament, then Bayern would be tempted to put an extra £10 million onto his already astronomical valuation of £90 million. With Real Madrid also keen, Chelsea have to think of some way to convince a content striker from leaving a club where he wins the league every season to a side that are not playing Champions League football next year; the one trophy he has missed out on.

If they do manage to tie up the transfer, then it might convince star man Eden Hazard to stay another season. The Belgian is not happy with the way Conte is running his team and has at times found himself playing the role of a lone striker. His role as a lone striker isolates his talent of running at defenders at will and keeping them on the back foot; you just have to look at the F.A Cup final.

Lewandowski would be a real signing of intent and one that would make the rest of the league react. He will score the goals that Chelsea need, and it would be more than likely his last big payout. Would he be tempted to leave? If he wants a new challenge then yes but with Real Madrid the competitors then as stated Chelsea need to offer big.


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