Lewandowski will join Bayern this summer, says agent

The Poland international’s representative has revealed that his client will follow Mario Gotze to the Champions League winners ahead of next season

Cezary Kucharski, one of Robert Lewandowski’s agents, has revealed that the striker will leave Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

The Poland international has long been linked with a move to the Champions League winners and his representative has made it clear that the deal could be completed shortly.

“Robert will join Bayern this summer. There is no point in pretending that he will not move to Bayern. Robert wants to leave and that is what will happen,” Kucharski told TVN24.

“It is a matter of time. It could be a done deal within a week or within two to three weeks. We are waiting for a signal from the club. We are working on this deal.

“Robert needs a new challenge. He needs other people around him, a new coach and new motivation.”

Maik Barthel, Lewandowski’s other agent, claimed earlier this season that the 24-year-old has already agreed terms with another club, prompting Bayern to issue a statement denying that they had reached an agreement with the striker back in April.

Nevertheless, Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes suggested at the weekend that Lewandowski is destined to follow in the footsteps of Mario Gotze and leave BVB for the Allianz Arena side.

Lewandowski has a contract with Dortmund until June 2014, yet he’s widely expected to leave the club this summer following his refusal to sign a new deal.

He had also caught the attention of clubs such as Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid, but his next destination seems to be Munich following Kucharski’s latest comments.

Javi Martinez: Bayern want European dominance

The holding midfielder is full of ambition for the future and has urged his team-mates to to turn their focus to the upcoming DFB-Pokal final

Javi Martinez says Bayern Munich’s next ambition is to dominate Europe for years to come after lifting the Champions League following their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

The Bavarians beat BVB courtesy of a late Arjen Robben goal at Wembley to win European club football’s elite competition for the first time since 2001 and Martinez is desperate for more silverware in the upcoming seasons.

“We are now the best team in Europe, and we hope we can continue with this run in the coming years,” the midfielder told the official Uefa website.

“You can think about winning the Champions League, but it’s really very difficult. You dream of something like this in your wildest dreams; it’s just incredible.”

Martinez then went on to urge his team-mates to focus on Saturday’s DFB-Pokal final against Stuttgart as they aim to complete a treble of major honours following their Bundesliga and Champions League success.

“Now we have to focus on the German Cup final. When we have played the next final, then we can finally relax.

“We will continue with training this week and then we have another final to play, so we have to get prepared for that.”

'I slept with the Champions League trophy ' – Ribery

The Frenchman was celebrating his side’s win over Borussia Dortmund until the early hours and had the European Cup alongside his wife in bed

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has revealed that he took the Champions League trophy to bed with him following his side’s 2-1 final triumph over Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga giants have reached the showpiece of the competition three times in the last four years but sealed their first European Cup since 2001 with victory over their rivals at Wembley on Saturday.

And Ribery revelled in his side’s post-match celebrations into the early hours and ultimately took the cup home with him.

“I was up until five or six in the morning,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I went to bed just before six and took the trophy with me. I had the trophy and my wife in bed with me last night.”

Arjen Robben’s late winner was enough to see off Dortmund, who had cancelled out Mario Mandzukic’s opener with an Ilkay Gundogan penalty.

Bayern have the chance to complete their first-ever treble with a win over Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal final on June 1.

Low: There is a great desire to win World Cup

The coach says his team have the attitude and quality necessary to triumph, while Thomas Muller is also full of confidence about his side’s chances

Germany boss Joachim Low says there is a “great desire” within his squad to win the 2014 World Cup.

The 53-year-old has seen his side fall short of silverware in the 2010 edition of the tournament and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships but is confident that his side have what it takes to go all the way in Brazil.

“There is a great desire to win a title with the national team. We will do everything. We have the quality,” he told reporters.

Meanwhile, winger Thomas Muller has said that he is confident will be able to overcome any team in the world – including Spain – by the time the tournament arrives.

“A lot can happen from now until 2014, but we have shown that we have got the quality. The last step is missing, but I am confident that we can beat Spain,” he said.

Germany currently sit top of qualifications group C, eight points ahead of Ireland, Sweden and Austria in their bid to reach Brazil 2014.

Watzke: Heynckes should mind his own business

The Bayern coach claimed that Robert Lewandowski would not stay at BVB for much longer but the club’s CEO insists the Bavarians have not made an approach

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has slammed Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes over comments he made regarding the future of Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland striker has long been touted with a move to the Allianz Arena and Roten coach claimed after Saturday’s Champions League final win that the 25-year-old will be “hanging about too much”.

And Watzke says that the former Real Madrid trainer should stay out of the saga and claimed that the Bavarians have not approached the club over a move for the player.

“Jupp Heynckes should stay out of this and concentrate on the line-up for next Saturday [for the DFB-Pokal final against Stuttgart],” he told reporters.

“I don’t know how close Heynckes is to the management of Bayern. But if they want to have Lewandowski it would be good if we were told about this.”

For his part, Lewandowski is remaining tight-lipped on his future, adding: “Now I will have a break for four or five days, then I will go to the national squad.”

Bayern face Stuttgart on June 1, hoping to complete their first-ever treble.