Bayern Chairman Rummenigge rules out €150m Lewandowski sale


The player’s agent already admitted his desire to leave in May but Bayern are unwilling to sell even for a massive offer.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has made it clear the club will not sell star striker Robert Lewandowski even for a fee worth €150m.

The Poland striker has revealed his desire to try out a challenge elsewhere his preferred destination being Real Madrid.

His agent Pini Zahavi – same agent behind Neymar’s record-breaking transfer to PSG last season – echoed the player’s thoughts in May when he told reporters the centre-forward felt he needed “a change and a new challenge in his career.”

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Lewandowski has been on the radar of Real Madrid and will be one of the club’s top targets as they aim to bring in a replacement for the 50-goals-a-season Cristiano Ronaldo.

Recently, Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have been linked with the Poland international while former club Borussia Dortmund are open to bringing back the striker for €100m.

Bayern chief-executive Rummenigge has however declared that not even an offer of €150m was enough to tempt the club to let go of their “top quality” star.

“With Robert, we clearly want to send a signal to people within and outside the club: Bayern Munich are completely different to other clubs who get weak when certain sums come along,” he told TZ.

“We want to show that our door remains closed. We are completely satisfied with him, and, in his position, there are only a few players who are comparable.

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“We have no interest in selling him and it does not matter if somebody offers €100 or €150 million. The top quality we have stays with us.”

The near-30-year old joined Bayern Munich from league rivals Borussia Dortmund at the start of the 2014-2015 season and has gone on to win four successive league titles, one DFB-Pokal and two DFL-Supercups.

Lewandowski finished top goalscorer in the German Bundesliga last season registering 29 league goals in 30 league appearances.

The Poland captain however endured a frustrating World Cup campaign in Russia where he failed to register a goal as Adam Nawalka’s charges exited the group stages.