Bayern Munich are not planning on letting their star striker Robert Lewandowski leave without a scrap before his contract expires in 2021 – unless a suitor tables a bid of seven figures or more.
German sports daily Kicker reports that despite rumours circulating of an agreement in place between the Poland international and long-term admirers Real Madrid, the Bayern board remain resolute in their stance that they will not enter into negotiations over Lewandowski, even if the Bernabéu offers to throw on-loan midfielder James Rodríguez into a deal.
Bayern aware of Manchester United interest but no word from Madrid
Meanwhile, Munich-based daily Merkur insists that Real president Florentino Pérez has assured his opposite number at the Allianz Arena, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, that there have no talks with either Lewandoswki or his agent, Pini Zahavi, who the striker recently appointed in place of his long-term representative Cezary Kucharski.
According to Kicker, Bayern have been made aware of interest from Manchester United in Lewandowski but have yet to receive any formal statement of intent from the Bernabéu.
However, despite Bayern’s reluctance to entertain offers for Lewandowski, Kicker does go on to suggest that the Bavarian giants may be tempted to the negotiating table if “an offer of 100 million euros or more” is suggested for a player who will be 30 in August.