Chelsea and Manchester City can chase all they like but Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer is adamant Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere this summer.
The Premier League sides are both on the hunt for frontmen and the west Londoners were thought to be in pole position, having held talks with the Polish goal machine’s agent.
Lewandowski might be the world’s best striker right now, after a mind-blowing 48 goals in 40 games last season, but at 32-years-old he wouldn’t have fetched the astronomical fees Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe will.
However, both Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola will have to look elsewhere this summer, with Lewandowski set to complete the final two years of his Bayern deal.
‘Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team,’ Hainer told Goal.
‘He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munch. I said it already a few weeks ago – I could imagine him staying with us for even longer. He will honour his contract.
‘He will definitely play the next two seasons here in Bayern Munich.’
City’s top target to replace the legendary Sergio Aguero has been Harry Kane, who is expecting to jump from the sinking ship of Tottenham in search of trophies.
However, with Daniel Levy and Co desperately hanging onto the England skipper by rejecting City’s £100m bid, the champions have been forced to look elsewhere.
After their interest in Lewandowski now appears to have been shutdown, it’s another Bundesliga target to be ruled-out of a move this summer – after Borussia Dortmund took the same stance with Haaland.