Transfer news

Lewandowski: I'm staying at Dortmund

August 16, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski has ruled out a transfer away from the German champions this summer.

Robert Lewandowski Dortmund v Bayern
GettyImagesRobert Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund all summer

• Bayern beat Dortmund in Super Cup
• Reus named German Player of the Year
• Live Transfer Blog: On the Move

Lewandowski, 24 next week, currently has a contract through until 2014 with last season's double winners.

The Poland international, who netted a hat trick against Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final in May, contributed 22 goals and ten assists in Dortmund's title-winning campaign and has aroused interest from Europe's top clubs, with Bayern, Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus among his reported suitors.

But despite previously expressing a desire to play in the Premier League, Lewandowski has now declared his intention to stay in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.

"I am not interested in the speculation surrounding me," Lewandowski told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy. "I have another two years on my contract and I am a Borussia Dortmund player.

"We have a match coming up this weekend and this is what matters. I am concentrating on next season and not on what could be in two years' time."

Dortmund have already informed the clubs interested in Lewandowski that he will remain at Westfalenstadion until the end of his contract and "constructive talks" with his agent Cezary Kucharski are thought to have taken place, though Bayern are reportedly ready to offer the forward a salary increase to €144,000 a week in order to lure him to the Allianz Arena in the future.