FC Barcelona is probably serious in its efforts to Robert Lewandowski. The Catalans will first vote on whether the club can tap new sources of money – the Bavarians should then be “lured out of the reserve” with fresh coal.

Barça plans increased offer for Lewandowski: FC Barcelona plans to make Bayern a significantly increased offer for Robert Lewandowski, reports “Sport1”. The new offer should be over 40 million euros, “Bild” even reports a possible 50 million.

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Members vote on sources of money: According to the “Bild” report, only 4,478 selected members vote in Barcelona at a general meeting on whether the club can pursue new sources of money (it’s mainly about the sale of club shares). If so, fresh money should also flow into an offer for Lewandowski. According to “Sport” and “Mundo Deportivo”, the club expects new income of 700 million euros.

Bayern “lured out of reserve”: A first offer from Barcelona for 32 million euros (plus five possible bonuses) is said to have been ignored by Bayern. But now the Barcelona bosses are confident that they can “gradually lure Bayern out of their reserve”, as “Sport1” calls it.