Chelsea's huge summer transfer window has apparently hit a little snag.
The 23-year-old has been very impressive in the Bundesliga, helping his young side to consecutive titles. Additionally, his play with hosts Poland at Euro 2012 drew praise as he scored the opening goal of the tournament against Greece.
In some camps, Lewandowski has been rated at around £15 million, but his club has reportedly valued him closer to £40 million.
Hence, this £17 million offer could not have been one that Chelsea expected to win them a signature.
The rejection is a temporary setback in what has been a very eventful and successful summer transfer window. So far, the Blues have already won the signatures of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin and will soon get the Brazilian Oscar.
This attempted move, despite its failure, exemplifies that feeling.
In losing out on Lewandowski, the door is now open for the Blues to pursue other strikers, a necessity given the apparent possibility of a loan deal for Romelu Lukaku.
In this B/R article, Dan Renfro breaks down the five strikers Chelsea should chase.
Expect more updates soon on Chelsea's pursuit of a striker in this transfer window.
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