Jurgen Klopp says the striker will be at the club next season.
Speculation that Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is leaving the club this summer is rife but manager Jurgen Klopp says that the Polish star is going nowhere.
Klopp is preparing his side for the biggest game of their season this Saturday as they take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Yet whilst attacking midfielder Mario Gotze will be departing Dortmund after the match the manager insists Lewandowski will not be following him.
“There is no topic of Lewandowski’s transfer right now,” Klopp told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
“My conclusion is that Robert is not leaving Borussia, and he will play here for the next season and I will be able to use him. That is why I don’t want to even think about to which club he may fit better.”
The Poland international has been heavily linked with moves to both Bayern and Manchester United in recent weeks.
Yet Klopp seems determined to hold onto his star man and with 35 goals in all competitions for the German side it is hard to dispute the manager’s reasoning.
Lewandowski finished as joint top scorer alongside Stefan Kiessling in the 2012/13 Bundesliga season with 25 goals.
As well as that impressive tally the 24-year-old has also netted 10 times in this year’s Champions League – second only to Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – which included four in the semi-finals against Ronaldo’s side.
Two goals in the final at Wembley on 25 May would put the Dortmund forward level with the Madrid superstar and would cap off another impressive season at the German club.
Whether fans will be seeing the Pole in yellow and black next season is another matter.