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Jupp Heynckes downplays importance of agent change for Robert Lewandowski

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Jupp Heynckes dismissed the thought of an imminent departure of his striker due to a change in management.

Bayern Muenchen Training and Press Conference Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

At a press conference earlier today and as reported by Mark Lovell and ESPN, Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes acknowledged that striker Robert Lewandowski did indeed fire agent Cezary Kucharski, but that it does not necessarily mean the Polish hitman will exit Munich after the season.

[Lewandowski] is allowed to change his agent for whatever reason he wants,” Heynckes said at a news conference on Friday. ”This does not mean anything at all at the moment. If I know those responsible at the club properly, Bayern is not a selling club and wants to -- and will -- hold onto its best players. I cannot imagine that there is a chance this is going to happen.

Per reports out of Poland yesterday, Lewandowski was linked to Pini Zahavi, who is considered to be someone who would facilitate a mega deal, similar to what he did for Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain.

While Heynckes seemed to speak with authority on the subject, there was still no definitive information that would refute any of the stories out there on the subject of Lewandowski’s future at Bayern. With the timing of the move and Zahavi’s role as a power broker within global soccer, there will continue to be speculation until the striker himself addresses the topic.