Man United transfers: Lewandowski ‘could still leave Dortmund’
Man United transfers: Borussia Dortmund admit that Robert Lewandowski could still leave the club this summer
Borussia Dortmund admit that Robert Lewandowski could still leave the club this summer even if they refuse to sell him to domestic rivals Bayern Munich.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Champions League runners-up, with Manchester United touted as a possible destination.
Dortmund recently insisted that the Poland international will not be permitted to join Bayern this summer.
And now, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that the club would still be willing to sell the forward this summer if their valuation is met.
“We want to find a good solution for all parties involved. That’s why I will not say that he will definitely stay at Dortmund. I can say that he will not move to Bayern Munich in 2013, though,” Watzke told Bild.
“Bayern have contacted us twice by phone in the past four weeks. We only said for legal reasons that we need a formal offer for Lewandowski, but such an offer has not been made so far. A move to Bayern is a closed book.
“We will discuss everything else with Robert and his agent in the days to come. That’s a matter of respect. But our explicit wish remains that Robert plays for Dortmund next season.”