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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge addresses Robert Lewandowski transfer rumors

It does not sound like Robert Lewandowski is allowed to leave Bayern Munich.

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In a recent interview with Polish outlet WP SportoweFakty, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge left no doubt on where he stands regarding the transfer rumors surrounding Robert Lewandowski: It will not happen.

When asked if he would consider selling the Bundesliga’s single season record goal scorer, Rummenigge shot down any insinuation that it might happen.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scoffs at the notion that Robert Lewandowski could be sold.
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“Of course not! No. Never! Lewandowski will not be sold. His agent, Pini Zahavi, knows it. But tell me yourself: who would sell a player who can score 60 goals a year, who at 32 is the best player in the world? Bayern will not sell him,” Rummenigge said.

When asked how offered he rejected, Rummenigge wryly answered the question.

“I can’t give you the numbers. But not because I don’t want to. The reason is completely different: I don’t know any numbers, because whenever someone called me and tried to ask about Robert’s transfer, I immediately said: ‘don’t even try to throw money at me. This player is not for sale’,” Rummenigge said.

Whern asked about a potential contract extension for Lewandowski, Rummenigge indicated that matter will likely be in the hands of others.

“I will only be in my present position for a few more months,” said Rummenigge. “Lewandowski, who is in amazing physical shape, can still play at the highest level for 4-5 years. Why not at Bayern? Robert is like a diamond. It is currently the greatest diamond in world football, he shines the most. And I have a request for you: please tell the Polish Prime Minister that Robert Lewandowski is now Poland’s best ambassador.”

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