Lewandowski will be at Bayern next season – Reschke

The Poland international will not swap the Allianz Arena for Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, according to the Roten technical director

Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke insists Robert Lewandowski will not be sold and rates the Poland international as the best striker in the world.

Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to Champions League winners Real Madrid, with some reports suggesting a deal has already been agreed.

But Reschke says Bayern have no intention of letting Lewandowski leave.

“He will play in the upcoming season for Bayern, there is no doubt about that,” he is quoted as telling Radio Crc.

“He has another three years on his contract and we know that we have the best striker in the world in our squad. That’s why there is no possibility he will be sold.”


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Should Lewandowski depart, it is thought Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain would be top of Bayern’s shopping list.

Reschke said: “Gonzalo Higuain is among the three or four best strikers in the world, but at the moment we have the best in Lewandowski.

“It is therefore pointless to sign another forward, for us and the players.”

Lewandowski scored 42 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions last season.

Manchester United made world-record bid for Muller – Rummenigge

The Red Devils submitted a “mad” transfer offer for the Germany international in 2015, according to Bayern Munich’s chief executive

Bayern Munich could have sold Thomas Muller to Manchester United for a world-record fee in 2015, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Muller was repeatedly linked with a switch to United last year, and the Bayern chairman admitted he was the subject of a “mad” transfer bid from the Premier League side.

But Rummenigge cited the importance of having home-grown players in the squad as a reason for passing up the offer.

“Thomas Muller came out of it [the youth academy]. [He is] born near Munich, formed here, the hero of the fans,” the Bayern chief told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“We had a mad offer from Manchester United last year, which was not a topic for one second.

“We could have secured a world-record transfer fee.”

In May, Bayern announced the capture of Benfica youngster Renato Sanches for an initial €35million.

Add-ons could see the fee for the Portugal international rise to €80m, but Rummenigge is not worried about the potential future expense as it would prove the signing was worthwhile.


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“I hope so [that the fee rises], because then he would be a really good signing,” he added.

“If you want to have a player with world-class potential, then you have to act quickly, much earlier than had previously been the case, otherwise these players are gone.”

Rummenigge also revealed Bayern had the opportunity to sign Kevin De Bruyne last year.

The Belgium international, who moved to Manchester City, was considered too much of a risk by the Bavarian giants.

“We had an offer to sign De Bruyne in 2015 for the following year,” Rummenigge added.

“The fee plus salary amounted to over 100 million euros, so the risk was too high.

“We have now signed a centre-back in Mats Hummels, because we have enough quality and quantity in attack.”

Lewandowski in no rush to sign new Bayern deal

Real Madrid are interested in capturing the Bundesliga winner, but the Polish forward insists he is focused on Euro 2016 and isn’t thinking about his future at the Allianz Arena

Robert Lewandowski has insisted he is in no rush to sign a new deal with Bayern Munich amid interest from Real Madrid.

The Poland international’s agent, Cezary Kucharski, recently admitted they have held talks with the Champions League winners, fuelling speculation Lewandowski could be on the move ahead of next season.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge quickly stressed the 27-year-old is not for sale at any price and the Bavarians are keen to hold on to the prolific striker beyond the expiry date of his current deal in June 2019.

The Bundesliga champions have already sat down with their top scorer on more than one occasion to discuss a renewal, but talks have so far been fruitless.


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Lewandowski remains calm about his future, though, and is adamant he has other priorities at this stage.

“There is no pressure [to agree a new deal],” the striker told Sport Bild when asked about a potential renewal.

“We have Euro 2016 coming up first. I have a lot of things on my mind. I am calm about it all.”

Lewandowski joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer in 2014 and has since developed into a key figure at the Allianz Arena.

He scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances in 2015-16 to be crowned Bundesliga top scorer.

Alaba agent proud of Real Madrid interest

Zinedine Zidane’s side are reportedly keen to spend big this summer in order to land the Austria international and his representative is flattered to hear of their interest

The father and agent of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is proud of rumoured interest from Real Madrid.

A report in Spain on Tuesday claimed that the Champions League winners have lodged a €50 million bid for the Austria international.

His father George, who also acts as his representative, would not go into detail on Madrid’s purported offer but admits that the speculation is flattering for the 23-year-old.

“We’re at a moment when we don’t need to make any comment. Madrid are a great club and I’m proud of the interest. That’s all I can say, nothing else,” he told AS.


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Alaba signed a new three-year contract with Bayern in March this year and said he was eager to achieve more success at the Allianz Arena, where he has won five Bundesliga titles and four DFB-Pokals.

“I’m very happy and grateful that I can continue playing for the best club in the world,” he told the club’s official website. “There’s a lot I want to achieve here in the years to come and I’ll continue to give my best for FC Bayern.”

Alaba, tipped to be one of the stars at Euro 2016, scored an unfortunate own goal for Austria in Tuesday’s 2-1 friendly win over Malta.

Ancelotti: I won't tear up Guardiola's blueprint at Bayern

The former Real Madrid boss insists he is aiming for evolution, rather than revolution, with the Bavarians and says he will seek advice from his departing counterpart

Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of rocking the boat at Bayern Munich and says he will seek the advice of departing coach Pep Guardiola.

Ancelotti was appointed as Guardiola’s successor in December after it was confirmed that the Spaniard would be leaving for Manchester City ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

But the former Real Madrid boss insists there is no need to rip up the blueprint of the previous regime which has dominated domestically in the last three seasons.

“I’ve had a very good relationship with Pep Guardiola for a long time,” Ancelotti is quoted as saying via Sport Bild.


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“I think we will be talking to each other before the start of the season.

“Pep did a great job in Munich. I do not want to change too much, but to build on his work.”

Discussing the future of Mario Gotze, who is reported to be surplus to requirements after struggling for form and fitness this season, Ancelotti added: “I talked to Mario Gotze. He knows my opinion.”