At various points in recent years, when Premier League clubs have been on the hunt for a new striker, the name of Robert Lewandowski has often been at the top of various shortlists.

Chelsea , when eyeing a replacement for Diego Costa, were keen on the Polish hitman.

Manchester United too, at various points during Lewandowski's time scoring goals galore for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, have also kept tabs on his situation and made overtures.

Yet Lewandowski, now 30, has always steered clear from moving to England since making his name in Germany.

In truth, the man with 276 goals in 405 games for BVB and Bayern has never really showing any inclination to head to the Premier League ever since the volcanic ash cloud of 2010 stopped Blackburn's hopes of landing the then largely unknown Lech Poznan striker in their tracks.