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Bayern Munich in no hurry to extend Robert Lewandowski’s contract, claims president Herbert Hainer

Hainer remained coy over handing Lewandowski a contract extension, perhaps due to Bayern Munich reportedly planning to make a move for Erling Haaland next year.

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In a recent interview, Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer was asked to comment on the transfer speculation surrounding club superstar Robert Lewandowski. The 33-year-old Pole is at the top of his game but is reportedly seeking a new challenge before he enters the final stages of his career.

Speaking on Bild TV (as captured by Daily Mail), Herbert Hainer reiterated his previous claim that he could imagine Lewandowski staying beyond his current contract, but said it’s “still early” to initiate talks for a new deal.

“We’re happy with Robert. But we don’t have to extend the contract now, we still have two years,” said Hainer. “As I said, I can imagine Robert staying beyond 2023. We’re in permanent talks with all our players, including Lewy. But now is still early.”

Whatever the case, it appears that Lewandowski will not be granted an exit this summer. According to previous reports, Bayern Munich have put a price-tag of over €100 million on their talisman, in order to discourage clubs from making a move. Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid are some of the clubs allegedly monitoring the situation of the striker.