BARCELONA are waiting for Erling Haaland's response to their offer before moving ahead with a deal for Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.
The Catalan giants are concerned they may not be able to afford Borussia Dortmund star Haaland.
But they have still put a proposal forward to the 21-year-old Norwegian and are awaiting a reply from the superstar striker – who has a £64million release clause.
According to Sport, a rejection from Haaland would see Barcelona go "full steam ahead" in pursuit of Bayern Munich marksman Lewandowski.
The Polish forward's contract with the Bundesliga champions expires in the summer of 2023.
As a result, Bayern may try to cash in on him at the end of this season to ensure he does not leave on a free in 12 months time.
READ MORE ON FOOTBALL
Liverpool OUT of Haaland transfer race as Jurgen Klopp bemoans ‘crazy figures’
Grand National free bets and sign up offers: New customer deals for Aintree
Barca have had two meetings with Lewandowski's agent Pino Zahavi after he alerted them to the negotiation struggle between Bayern and his client.
Zahavi and Barca president Joan Laporta have a strong relationship and Lewandowski is thought to be excited about the prospect of playing at the Nou Camp.
However, he could still agree a new deal with the German champions.
The stumbling block seems to be the length of the contract.
Most read in Football
Blackpool keeper Grimshaw 'awake and responsive' in hospital after horror clash
Man Utd flop Depay 'seduced' by Prem return with Arsenal among those keen
Fans reckon ‘Ramsey curse’ has struck again as EastEnders star June Brown dies
Ferguson’s former No2 McClaren set for Man Utd return as assistant to Ten Hag
GRAND NATIONAL BETTING SPECIAL – LATEST OFFERS AND DEALS
Lewandowski wants a three-year deal as he believes he can continue to perform at the top level despite being 34 years old.
However, the club seem reluctant to offer him that and so he may be open to other offers.
The report states that Bayern would be looking for a fee in the region of £83m.
Source: Read Full Article