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Carlo Ancelotti wants to keep Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich

It was even part of his contract, reportedly.

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Apparently, Carlo Ancelotti had at least one demand in his contract negotiations with Bayern Munich. Knowing the other clubs chomping at the bit to sign him, he Italian wanted the club to guarantee him that they would not sell Robert Lewandowski, according to AS.

Lewandowski's agent has been flirting throughout Europe in recent months, including making an appearance at the Bernabeu Stadium. He wanted a release clause in Bayern's contract with Lewandowski, but the Bavarians refused to include one.

As Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said recently, Bayern Munich won't sell a player unless they want to sell a player.

Bayern are also working on a contract extension for Lewandowski according to Przeglad Sportowy. The club is set to decline massive transfer offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid (among others) in order to lock Lewandowski up long term.

His current contract runs through the 2019 season at a reported €12 million a season. However, the new contract would push him into "Müller Money" at Thomas Müller's new rate of €15 million per season and keep him in Munich through the summer of 2021.

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