Bayern Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that striker Robert Lewandowski could be a potential transfer target for Real Madrid.
The 27-year-old, who is expected to spearhead the Poland challenge at Euro 2016 this summer, moved to the Allianz Arena from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2014 and has since racked up 47 goals in 72 appearances.
That has made him a wanted man in both Spain and England, with Beckenbauer confirming some form of interest emanating from the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish capital.
He told DPA: “Robert Lewandowski has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Real Madrid.”
Both Real and city rivals Atletico are facing potential transfer bans which would prevent them from signing any new players until the end of next season, which could allow Barcelona and clubs in England to move for Lewandowski this summer.
Lewandowski was the leading scorer in qualifying for the European Championships, finding the net 13 times for Poland to tie the qualifying section record set by Northern Irishman David Healy in eight years previously.
Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 home win over Georgia in June of last year and four in a 7-0 rout of minnows Gibraltar in September of 2014.
He will hope to add his tally of 34 international goals this summer, with Poland drawn alongside Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland in Group C at euro 2016.
Adam Nawalka’s side are priced at 1.29 to qualify from Group C, while they are 1.80 to win their opening match of the tournament against Northern Ireland in Nice on 12th June.