Real Madrid are being heavily linked with Bayern Munich's world-class forward, Robert Lewandowski, and club legend, Giovane Elber, is not all surprised at such reports.

The Bayern legend believes that Lewandowski's abilities are second to none, and ​Real Madrid's interest in the player is not really out of the blue. Lewandowski's ruthlessness in front of goal has seen him identified as a possible 'Galactico' with the Los Blancos reportedly ready to splash out the cash.

In an interview with AZ, the former Brazil international talked about Real's interest in Lewandowski with Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly backing the move. 

"This shows that Cristiano Ronaldo is not stupid," he stated, as quoted by ​Goal.

"Everyone wants to have such a player in their team. If they have the opportunity to get Lewandowski away from Bayern, they will do their best to do it. But Bayern have been warned and Lewandowski feels very settled with his family in Munich. He knows that he has everything at Bayern. I hope and expect that he stays with us for a long time."

"He has incredible skills and he shows them in every game. You could say that it's easy to score goals at Bayern, because the other teams are not good enough, but you still have to deliver. He does that, and also in the Champions League. He is currently the best centre-forward in the world."

Elber recently lost his record as Bayern's highest-scoring foreign star to the Poland international, which only goes on to show how great an impact Lewandowski's had. The 29-year-old now has 142 goals for the defending Bundesliga champions.