The Polish striker, who has made his desire to leave Bayern Munich this summer known, looks as if he will finally get his wish of playing in Nou Camp as Barca now have the go-ahead to bid for him.
The Catalan side’s financial state meant that it was always difficult to price Lewandowski from Bayern after the Bundesliga club placed a huge transfer fee on their priced asset.
But after members of the La Liga club voted to ease the pressure on finances by selling off a portion of their merchandising and television revenue last week, cash has been freed up to sign their No 1 summer target.
According to Spanish newspaper Diario AS, Bayern want a premium price for Lewandowski, who scored 50 goals in 46 matches for them last season.
The German champions will spend £35m of the money they get from Lewandowski sale to bring Liverpool forward Sadio Mane to Bavaria.
The departure of Lewandowski has not been met with much joy by supporters who think the Pole has not handled his exit well. In his eight years in Munich, he scored 344 goals in 375 matches.
Meanwhile, it was reported over the weekend that Lewandowski turned down the chance to join Chelsea, insisting Barcelona was his preferred destination.