The Pole has his wages upped but will still leave for Bayern in 12 months.
Any hopes Chelsea had of sneaking in ahead of Bayern Munich this summer and signing Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski have been dashed, with the striker signing a new deal.
The 24-year-old is in the last year of the Poland international’s contract at the Westfalenstadion and if all goes as planned will be joining Bayern on a free transfer in 12 months time.
Dortmund decided they would rather keep their top-scorer for one more year, than receive a fee for Lewandowski if they sold the forward now.
However, with the Blues wanting more attacking flair manager Jose Mourinho had been keeping tabs on the Pole, but this new deal means those ambitions have been halted.
“I am not here to tell details, but this has always been the case and will remain so. Just like it usually is in this business,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was quoted by Sky Sports.
“One result of this [the talks] is, of course, that we have updated the wages of Robert.
“We had planned this months ago and Robert’s wages are now up to his sporting value.”
The 2012 Bundesliga champions bought in Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang as cover for Lewandowski this summer, but have given the Polish attacker a wage rise as an incentive to perform in 2013/14.
The Dortmund star was in fine form last term, finishing as the second highest scorer in both the German top tier, with 24 goals, and in the Champions League with 10 strikes.