Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons but the Bundesliga Champions have played down reports claiming that the Polish goal poacher will exit the Allianz Arena this summer, reports Skysports.
Lewandowski emerged as a prime transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea when he publicly made bare his dissatisfaction with the Club as he missed out on the Bundesliga top scorer award to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
That led to various widespread report that he would leave Bayern Munich when the transfer market is opened and his agent did not help matter because he said that the 28-year-old feels unhappy with his situation at the Club.
Although, an offer is yet to be made for the player by any of his suitors, the Bavarians have expressly stated that the player will continue to lace his boots for them as he signed a contract not too long ago.
“Lewandowski’s contract expires 2021, he signed it not long ago.
“Lewandowski does not want to leave Bayern. There are no talks with other clubs and there won’t be any.
“If other clubs negotiate with long time contract players they risk a FIFA penalty.”
Man United have been strongly linked with a move for Alvaro Morata but Real Madrid are not looking like they would allow the striker to leave anytime soon. Following the release of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho is forced to sign a striker and a player in the mould of Lewandowski will make the attack of the Red Devils more potent.
Meanwhile, Conte and Costa’s relationship is severe. The Italian tactician does not want to play Costa as his centre-forward, leaving the Blues with no choice than to sign a striker. There are a few strikers that are as good as Lewandowski but the statement by Bayern Munich means Conte has to beam his searchlight for a striker elsewhere.
Lewandowski scored 30 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarians last term.