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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Florentino Perez never made an offer for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is frequently linked with a move away from the Bavarians, but the former Bayern Munich CEO said there weren’t any official negotiations with Real Madrid.

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Almost every single transfer window, Robert Lewandowski’s name is linked with a move to La Liga or Premier League. This transfer window wasn’t any different. Different news outlets already moved him to Chelsea and Real Madrid, but the Polish striker is still scoring goals for Bayern Munich.

Former Bayern Munich chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenige recently mentioned Real Madrid’s interest in Lewandowski in an interview for the Spanish newspapers AS. He said that the Los Blancos president Florentino Perez never made an official approach for the player.

In fact, Perez never actually mentioned Lewandowski in any conversations. Karl-Heinz added: “He knows me very well and knows that a player like Lewandowski is not sold.”

On a side note, Lewandowski’s former agent said that Robert was never Real Madrid’s first choice. So we might never know what happened behind the scenes and why did Lewandowski decide to switch agents.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also revealed his two best signings while he was Bayern’s CEO — “I always said that the two best signings I made in 30 years at the helm of Bayern were him [Lewandowski] and Neuer. The best at the back and the best at the top, without who recent successes would not have been possible.”

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