Chelsea & Man Utd Miss Out As Klopp Confirms Lewandowski Plans

By on July 8, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich next summer.

Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea and Manchester United have been deal a blow after Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that striker Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich next summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Polish hitman has become one of Europe’s hottest properties after another stunning season in Germany with his four-goal display against Real Madrid in the semi-final’s of the Champions League last year a particular highlight.

The 24-year-old’s future has been filling the back pages in recent weeks due to the fact he only has 12 months left to run on his current contract and there have no no signs to suggest he’ll sign an extension. The Mail claim Chelsea and United are keen on luring him to the Premier League this summer but the striker has previously hinted his preferred destination would be Bayern Munich.

Dortmund were initially open to the idea of cashing in on Lewandowski but have now decided to hold him to the final year of his contract and have refused to do business with their Bundesliga rivals, particularly after seeing midfielder Mario Gotze make the move to the Allianz Arena already this summer.

However, Klopp has now confirmed that the Polish international will snub interest from England and move to Munich when his contract expires next summer.

‘I think it is a known fact that Robert is going to play for Bayern after the upcoming season. Now the only question is how to shape the time until then.

‘That is our concern and it is our commitment to our fans and members to ensure that we will have a more competitive team in the upcoming season.

‘Up to a certain point we were with Robert’s desire for change and were ready to talk. But nothing happened so we had to eventually say: ‘[A sale] now no longer works for us.’

‘And now we want to prove that, with a quality player like Robert, we can be successful in the coming year. Our results in the coming season is what we’re all about. I know that Robert and I see it the same way.’

It’s disappointing as it would have been great to see Lewandowski playing in the Premier League but it appears the lure of Bayern Munich has been too good an opportunity for him to turn down and the German giants will snap up one of the world’s best strikers for nothing next summer.

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