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Report: Bayern Munich won’t pursue Erling Haaland as long as Robert Lewandowski is on the roster

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The rumors surrounding Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are not going to end with this one from Tz’s Manuel Bonke.

Robert Lewandowski Rehab Training Session Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

According to a report from Tz reporter Manuel Bonke, Bayern Munich will not pursue Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as long the as the club has Robert Lewandowski on its roster.

Bonke did indicate that Bayern Munich was exploring a move for Haaland at the end 2019 in an effort to make him Lewandowski’s understudy, but Halaand did not want to make a move where he would not get ample field time:

As long for Robert #Lewandowski at the #FCBayern is under contract, Erling #Haaland is not an issue in Munich. Because: At the end of 2019, a backup was sought for Lewy, but Haaland did not want to go to the #FCB

While this report makes sense on the surface, there are other reports floating about regarding both Lewandowski’s future and the possibility of Haaland eventually joining Bayern Munich.

At 33-years-old, Lewandowski is an older player, but does not appear to have slowed down at all — in fact, he might be better than ever. Haaland, meanwhile, reportedly has a release clause that will activate in his contract after the 2021/2022 season.

With Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi already stoking the fires around a potential move for the Polish Hitman, we could be seeing rumors linking both players to Bayern Munich for quite a while despite this news.