Arsenal are closely monitoring the situation of Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, according to reports in the Mirror.
The Poland international cast a shadow over his future at the club last week after statements credited to him that he would embrace the chance of plying his trade in the Premier League.
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker still has three years left on his current contract at the Allianz Arena but the London club are ready to make a bid for him this summer should the opportunity arises.
The 27-year-old forward has been in sensational form for Bayern both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League this season, taking them to within touching distances of winning the league title. He has scored 62 goals in 93 appearances for the Bavarian, including eight in 11 Champions League outings this season.
This could make the German giants to make demands in the region of £50 million as reported by the Mirror which also have it that Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger will have enough transfer cash to the tune of £150 million to spend in the summer.
Wenger is keen to add a prolific forward to the frontline next season. Our attackers have not really been in the best of form this season and this cost us the Premier League as we missed out on what could have been our best chance of lifting the trophy after 12 years. The fans expressed their dissatisfaction at the club failure to win the title during the 1-0 win over Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Lewandowski has a natural goal-scoring ability and his finishing rate is on the high side. He will bring exactly what has been missing in the attacking line to the Emirates Stadium.
With Pep Guardiola leaving for Manchester City in the summer, it is not certain yet if incoming Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti will be willing to part with one of the club’s most-prized possession.
There no doubt that the club needs at least a reliable striker to play convert Mesut Ozil’s clear-cut chances because it is quite laughable a player with the most chance created in a season (137) this season but has a striker who is yet to turn in 20 goals this season.