Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Jurgen Klopp denies Robert Lewandowski is joining Man Utd.
The 24-year-old is out of contract in 18 months and is unlikely to sign an extension with the German outfit, prompting intense speculation over his future.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge admirer of the striker and has had him watched on several occasions this season, including making a personal check on the Pole during Dortmund’s Champions League clash with Manchester City in October.
The Mirror say recent reports in Germany claimed Ferguson had struck a £12m deal to sign Lewandowski in January with the player said to have agreed a five-year contract. However, Klopp has hit back insisting his top marksman will not be leaving next month and claims Manchester United are not the only club showing an interest in the player.
Klopp is quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“I’m not afraid he will leave. Manchester United are one of many teams showing interest in him, but I have no worries.
“His contract is with us. The time when rich English clubs tried to take our players from Germany, thank God, is over.
“Lewandowski will still be here in January.”
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While Klopp denied a move will go through in January, he refused to rule out a move in the summer when Lewandowski will just 12 months to run on his current contract. If he refuses to sign an extension, Dortmund may be forced to cash-in with United seemingly heading the queue of interested parties.
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