Two Premier League giants are reportedly in the market for Robert Lewandowski, however, his current club isn’t having any of it. Bayern Munich has threatened repercussions from FIFA after Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly made contact with Lewandowski’s camp recently over a possible move to England. The 28-year-old goalscorer is said to be displeasured with the Bundesliga champions after having a falling out with manager Carlo Ancelotti towards the end of the 2016/17 season.
Chelsea scaled the mountain last season to win the Premier League under new coach Antonio Conte. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is a notoriously demanding man and he will want Conte to follow up on that success with another title. Here are five reasons why Chelsea will struggle to meet those lofty expectations.
Alvaro Morata has his sights set on World Cup glory with Spain next year, even though he concedes it will be "impossible" to match La Roja's famous team from 2008 to 2012. Spain won the European championship twice and the 2010 World Cup during that era of unprecedented success. Real Madrid striker Morata is a key part of the squad targeting glory in Russia next year and understands the scale of the task facing Spain's new stars to follow in that team's footsteps.