Man United transfers: Lewandowski staying at Dortmund, insists Klopp
Man United transfers: Jürgen Klopp insists striker Robert Lewandowski is staying at Borussia Dortmund amid exit rumours
Jürgen Klopp has dismissed speculation linking Borussia Dortmund striker Roberto Lewandowski with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old was linked with a switch to the Red Devils in the summer, with a fresh wave of rumours emerging on Monday suggesting the 19-time English champions are set to sign the Poland international.
Lewandowski has caught the eye after scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances for the Bundesliga champions this term – but the Dortmund manager is adamant the forward will still be at the club after January.
“I’m not afraid he will leave,” Klopp said. “Manchester United are one of many teams showing interest in him. But the fact remains the contract is with us.
“The time when big, rich English clubs tried to take our players from Germany, thank God, is over. In the second half of the season he’ll be with us.”
Dortmund booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Ajax, but Klopp insisted he would field a strong line-up for their final group game against Manchester City.
“This is a Champions League game,” Klopp added.
“When a team is through there is sometimes a temptation to rest players but that is not for us.
“We are going to play with a good team. It will be a high-tempo game and we have got to try to put a fresh team on the pitch, but obviously there will be changes.”