Media Watch: Chelsea linked with Lewandowski, Hargreaves backs Werner, Sarri tipped for Premier League return

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are reportedly interested in Robert Lewandowski and Maurizio Sarri is tipped for a return to the Premier League.

These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.

Blues interested in Lewandowski

Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

According to Sky Germany, the Blues have made contact with the Polish striker as Thomas Tuchel looks to further strengthen his side’s attack.

Chelsea have been linked with a couple of strikers for the upcoming transfer window including Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and recently Harry Kane.

Lewandowski has been prolific again in front of goal this season, scoring 47 times in 39 games in all competitions for the German giants.

The report states that the 32-year-old is considering his future in the Bundesliga after having a record-breaking season at Bayern.

His hat-trick against Freiburg made him the first player to reach 40 goals in a single season in one of Europe’s top five leagues since Luis Suarez five years ago.

He also equalled Gerd Muller’s record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a season, averaging one every 58 minutes. The Polish international has a chance to break the record in the last game of the season.

If the Blues are interested in Lewandowski, they will have to compete with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.

Hargreaves backs Werner

Owen Hargreaves believes Timo Werner has been unfairly criticised in his first season in the Premier League.

Speaking on Optus Sport, the former Bayern Munich midfielder praised the German attacker for his contributions in other areas of the pitch.

‘I think he’s done better than people say,’ Hargreaves said. ‘He’s had a productive season in terms of six goals and eight assists and that’s just the Premier League.

‘That’s pretty good for a player in their first season in the Premier League.’

In our 2-1 win against Leicester, the German kept putting himself in scoring positions and had two goals disallowed. His desire to keep going and not let his head drop is something that Hargreaves has praised.

‘Werner gives you so much stuff in terms of pressing and Thomas Tuchel is huge on that and winning the ball,’ he continued.

‘He runs the channels, he can play off the left, he can play down the middle and he’s more versatile.’

Sarri linked with Premier League return

Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has been tipped for a return to the Premier League.

According to journalist Raffaele Auriemma, the Italian manager could go to one of the two London clubs Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer.

Sarri has been out of work since leaving Juventus last season. However, the former Napoli head coach is tipped to be back in management soon.

‘The coach has asked for a four-year contract and to have carte blanche on the market,’ said Auriemma. ‘This is his will, and he would prefer to go to the Premier League.’

Sarri spent one year at Stamford Bridge and won the Europa League, the first piece of major silverware in his coaching career.