Man United transfers: Lewandowski staying at Dortmund, insists Klopp
Man United transfers: Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp says Robert Lewandowski won't be leaving this summer
Jürgen Klopp believes Robert Lewandowski will stay at Borussia Dortmund beyond the summer despite interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
The Dortmund boss is already braced to lose Mario Götze – who has been ruled out of Saturday’s Champions League final with a hamstring injury – to bitter rivals Bayern in the summer.
The 24-year-old striker, who scored four goals in their semi-final first-leg triumph against Real Madrid, is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
With reports suggesting the Poland international could leave this summer, Klopp defiantly insisted Lewandowski will be at the Champions League finalists next season.
“There is no topic of Lewandowski’s transfer right now,” Klopp told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
“The rest of the team and I talk and think only about the final right now.
“My conclusion is that Robert is not leaving Borussia, and he will play here for the next season and I will be able to use him. That is why I don’t want to even think about to which club he may fit better.”
Klopp singled out another of Dortmund’s Poland stars Lukasz Piszczek for special praise ahead of the showpiece at Wembley this weekend.
“All of my Polish players did their best and played a great part in our success, but the greatest and the best season was had by Lukasz Piszczek,” he added.
“I know only a few players that with his health problems could keep such high level.”