Zinedine Zidane approves Real Madrid’s deal to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich

Zinedine Zidane has approved Real Madrid’s move to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Champions League holders are in the market for a new striker and the Poland international is reportedly top of their shortlist.

According to AS, Madrid already have an agreement in place with Lewandowski’s newly appointed agent Pini Zahavi, although the club have not held talks with Bayern over a transfer fee.

The report claims that Zidane is fully behind Madrid’s bid to sign the 29-year-old, although any deal is likely to cost the Spanish champions around €100 million (£88m).

To offset the huge transfer fee, Madrid could waive the €42m (£37m) Bayern need to pay in order to turn James Rodriguez’s loan into a permanent deal.

Lewandowski is enjoying another superb season for Bayern and has scored 32 goals in 37 appearances so far this season.

Last month, reports in Germany claimed that the Poland international rejected the offer of a new contract from Bayern.

His current deal is due to expire in 2021.