Dortmund play down Lewandowski move
Reports linking Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski with Bayern Munich have been scotched by the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc.
Lewandowski, 24, has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions after an impressive couple of seasons. Manchester United were reported to have made their interest known, but now German giants Bayern Munich are thought to have agreed a deal according to Spiegel.
Despite claims of a €22 million fee, Zorc has denied the rumours and insists that the striker - who has netted 18 times for Dortmund in all competitions this season - is not going anywhere yet.
"There is no new state of play. We will not comment on that, because nothing has changed for us," Zorc told Sport1. "If a player negotiates with another club, we cannot stop that. But as we speak, we do not know anything about it."
Meanwhile, Dortmund have extended the contract of midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz until 2016, making him the latest member of Jurgen Klopp's squad to commit their long-term future to the club.
Grosskreutz's previous deal was due to expire at the end of next summer, but he has put pen to paper on a new deal for his hometown club.
“I am happy playing for the Blacks and Yellows,'' said the 24-year-old. “Borussia Dortmund was always my priority and I will give everything I have got to be successful with this club. I was, I am and I remain a Borussian.''
Dortmund have already tied up long-term deals for the likes of Neven Subotic, Sven Bender, Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Mario Gotze this season and convincing Grosskreutz to stay means they can plan for the future with a largely unchanged squad.