Juergen Klopp responds to rumours his star man is on the way out.
Borussia Dortmund manager Juergen Klopp has responded angrily to reports that star striker Robert Lewandowski is leaving the club.
The Polish goal machine has been linked with a transfer to both Chelsea and Manchester United, but it became apparent that the Premier League duo were going to miss out to Champions League winners Bayern Munich.
Yet Klopp, who’s Dortmund side lost to Munich in the final as well as finishing runners up to them in the Bundesliga, has denied Lewandowski is going anywhere.
“There is no official offer from Bayern for Robert, which leads me to believe he will play with us next season,” the manager told German newspaper Bild.
“In the coming days, we’ll be sure to end this speculation about his future.
“Naturally, there will be a couple of changes and one or two players will leave. But the rumours are incorrect, there are just a few changes that we think we can benefit from. I’m very positive about it.”
Lewandowski has been in fine form for Dortmund this season, top-scoring in the Bundesliga with 25 goals, as well as finishing runner-up in the Champions League rankings to Cristiano Ronaldo with 10 strikes.
The Poland international has become one of Europe’s most coveted hit-men in recent seasons with his performances for the German side and despite fellow star Mario Goetze departing for the Allianz Arena already, Lewandowski is not expected to follow.
As well as Munich Klopp’s comments will come as a blow to Chelsea and United, as a player of the 24-year-old’s calibre would certainly add to any side’s domestic and European capabilities.