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Transfer Talk: Chelsea Look To Robert Lewandowski

28/06/2013 08:26 BST

Edinson Cavani is too much even for Chelsea it seems, so welcome back, Robert Lewandowski, to silly season's rumour mill.

Borussia Dortmund are desperate not to sell Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, but with a year remaining on his contract a departure this summer still seems probable, so the Mirror have thrown Chelsea's hat into the ring.

Chelsea need a reliable striker and Lewandowski is arguably the best penalty box finisher on the continent. The Blues may finally give up on Fernando Torres, perhaps the only striker who can score four goals in a match and still be terrible, this summer while it is unlikely Mourinho will grant Demba Ba or Romelu Lukaku regular starting berths.

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Lewandowski's reputation is growing on the continent

Manchester United had a bid rejected for Lewandowski last summer and Chelsea have tracked the Pole for over a year.

Another striker in Germany, Mario Gómez, also seems certain to depart the Bundesliga as Bayern bid to expand their treble-winning squad. The Independent say Gómez, 27, is being eyed up by Manchester City, who currently have just two first-team strikers and one of them is Edin Džeko.

Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo, Roma's Pablo Osvaldo and Benfica's Óscar Cardozo are other options, apparently. It is a rather underwhelming list.

West Bromwich Albion want to bring Rosie-Webster-off-Corrie's-boyfriend and sometime footballer Scott Sinclair in on loan from City, write the Sun.

And City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 27, has hinted he would be happy to follow Carlos Tévez to Juventus. City fans would be happy to see him go, too.

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Liverpool are monitoring Mamadou Sakho's situation as the Paris Saint Germain defender stalls on a new contract, according to the Express.

And Swansea won't budge on their £10 million valuation of Ashley Williams, who Arsenal want to sign. Aged 28, it is unlikely Arsenal will part with eight-figures for the defender.