DORTMUND REFUTE LEWANDOWSKI RUMOURS

  • 22 June 2012
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German champions Borussia Dortmund have made it quite clear that they do not have the intention of selling star striker Robert Lewandowski to Manchester United in the summer. Manchester United have already secured the signing of a Borussia Dortmund player in the form of Shinji Kagawa.

Just when it seemed that Sir Alex Ferguson will be able to strengthen his squad even more, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that any interest in the Polish striker will not be entertained by the club. The 23-year-old is currently on international duty with Poland at the Euro 2012. He scored for his international team in the 1-1 draw with Greece.

Speculation of him joining Manchester United intensified after the Poland national team coach Franciszek Smuda said a week ago that he was extremely confident that all the star Polish players from Dortmund including Robert Lewandowski will leave for various clubs across Europe. Robert Lewandowski has a contract with the German club until 2014, but it is thought that he has refused to extend his contract due to the wages offered by the club. As a result, it is thought that Dortmund will be willing to cash in before he can leave on a free transfer. Watzke, though, has ruled out any such possibilities.

"It doesn't matter what's being said. I don't know how often I have to repeat this, but Lewandowski will definitely stay with us. There have not been any official approaches. We all know how these things go. A lot of stuff is written in Poland. I know Smuda really well. He rates us, and we rate him. It's hard to imagine him saying that [Lewandowski will join United]," said Watzke in response to the transfer speculation surrounding Lewandowski. The 23-year-old helped Dortmund win the second consecutive league title, ahead of Bayern Munich.

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