The Pole could be set for a surprise move to the Premier League.
The Premier League is on alert after Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski is told he can’t join Bayern Munich, with Manchester United now the favourites to sign the striker.
With the 24-year-old confirming he would be leaving the Westfalenstadion this summer to join his ‘dream club,’ it was though that a move to Bayern was as good as done.
However, Dortmund president Hans-Joachin Watzke has quashed these claims stating a transfer to the Allianz Arena will definitely not be happening.
“Lewandowski will definitely not go to Bayern in 2013,” Watke told German sports paper Bild.
“This is final.”
This revelation has made put the Poland international’s future destination into serious doubt and will please new United manager David Moyes, as he can now revitalise his interest in the hit-man.
Lewandowski is out of contract in 12 months time and Dortmund would therefore risk losing one of the deadliest strikers in Europe on a free transfer if they do not sell him this summer.
With the Polish forward valued by football website transfermarkt.com at £24.5m following an impressive season that yielded 36 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions, boss Juergen Klopp may need to cash in on the No.9 as soon as possible.
It seems an odd decision for Dortmund having already sold one key player to Bundesliga rivals Bayern in recent times, when a £32.5m fee was agreed for Mario Goetze before the season was out.
Yet perhaps both Watzke and Klopp are unwilling to let two players who have been hugely influential at the club join their closest competitors in the league in the same transfer window.