Barcelona have made a €40m (£34.4m) bid for Robert Lewandowski.
However, Bayern Munich insists the striker is not for sale even though he has only one year left on his contract.
Bayern did not tell Lewandowski’s representatives how much they would accept for the Poland international, should they decide to sell him.
Last month , sky in germany It was reported that the 33-year-old told Bayern he would not extend his contract until after the end of the 2022/23 season.
Lewandowski has told the Bundesliga club that he is looking for a new challenge and there is little financial motivation in his decision not to extend his stay.
sky in germany He added that Lewandowski would like to move to Barcelona this summer rather than wait to become a free agent.
Oliver Kahn, CEO of Bayern Munich, said: Amazon Prime In April, Lewandowski will not leave the Allianz Arena this summer.
“It would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30-40 goals per season,” the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper said. “He has a contract until June 2023 and we will definitely be with us for another season.”
Lewandowski has been playing for the German champions since 2014 and has scored 344 goals for the club in all competitions.
And helped Bayern to get eight titles in the German League in the past eight seasons, in addition to three German Cups, and was just crowned the league’s top scorer for the fifth season in a row.
Lewandowski spent most of his career in Germany after joining Borussia Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010.
Barcelona’s offer will not be enough
Sky Sports News correspondent Kaveh Al-Solkul said:
“I don’t think 40 million euros will be enough. Basically Bayern Munich’s position is: ‘It is not for sale.’ He has 12 months left on his contract. He’s not going anywhere.”
“We have tried to find out what price Bayern will let him go for and the message we are getting is that there is no price. No price has been set for Lewandowski’s representatives.
“Bayern is basically saying that he is not going anywhere and will play for us next season.
“Barcelona really want to sign him. They put their money on the table even though they have severe financial problems and the player himself put his heart heavily on ending his career at Barcelona.”
“Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker”
Mark Behrenbeck, Sky correspondent in Germany:
“We’ve done a lot of research and what we know is that Barcelona are very interested in Lewandowski.
“Barcelona wants him, Lewandowski is open to Barcelona. His dream has always been to play in Spain – either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“There have been talks. Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker who can guarantee 30 or more goals per season. A two- or three-year contract is in the pipeline with a salary of €35-40m (£30m-£34m) a year.
“Barcelona is not able to pay high fees but high salaries.”
Mane in, Lewandowski out?
Despite Bayern Munich’s position, can Lewandowski finally get his wish after Sadio Mane’s arrival from Liverpool?
Sky in Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg:
“There was an exclusive meeting between Lewandowski, Salihamidzic and the player’s agent Beni Zahavi last Wednesday in Mallorca where it was important that Salihamidzic speak with them personally away from the media here in Germany and hear about his situation.
“The situation has not changed – Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich. He wants to join Barcelona. The position of the Bayern leaders is still clear – they don’t want to let him go.
“He is very important for the team and for Nagelsmann. With Lewandowski you have a guarantee of 30 or 40 goals. His comments were not good for the team or for his manager, but the player is very important. He can leave the club as if he were a free agent in 2023, so maybe if he offers them something.” Between €50m to €60m, they may not be able to say no anymore.
“The window is open and it’s now poker time between all parties involved.”
Lewandowski has a contract until 2023 and we expect to see him on the first day of pre-season. The situation has not changed. Robert has another year contract and we are delighted when he joins us on the first day of training.
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