Robert Lewandowski won’t be joining Man Utd – Dortmund chief
Borussia Dortmund's chief executive denies reports that Robert Lewandowski is set to leave the club for Manchester United
Robert Lewandowski will not be leaving Borussia Dortmund to join Manchester United this summer, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive.
The 23-year-old was in sparkling form for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, scoring 29 goals in their successful campaign in the Bundesliga and German Cup.
Lewandowski’s future at Dortmund was recently cast in doubt after Poland manager Franciszek Smuda said the striker was set to join Sir Alex Ferguson’s side this summer.
However, Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed Smuda’s claims and insists the Poland international will be part of Klopp’s plans next season.
“It does not matter if we are to receive bids,” he told Sportinformationsdienst.
“I have said for weeks that Robert will be back in training with our club after the Euro 2012 and his holiday leave. And this is what will happen.
“I am sick of these speculations. I really don’t care what the rumours are in the media of Poland.
“I have a detailed knowledge of media in Poland and therefore I know how I have to classify those reports.”
Smuda, whose Poland side drew 1-1 with Greece in their opening European championship game on Friday, had said Lewandowski was on the verge of a move to Old Trafford, and also claimed his international team-mate, midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski, is set to follow the forward to England.
“In my opinion, in a moment they will be gone from Borussia Dortmund,” Smuda said last week.
“Lewy [Lewandowski] is going to Manchester United, Jakub also somewhere in England, Lukasz Piszczek to Real Madrid. They have a goal and they want to grow.”
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