Borussia Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke has insisted that Robert Lewandowski will not be sold to Bayern Munich this summer, the Independent understands.
The European Champions were favourites to complete a deal for the Polish international, who last week labelled the potential transfer as a ‘dream move’.
However, Dortmund appear to be more willing lose their star man for free when his contract expires next summer, should he insist on moving to their Bundesliga rivals.
The 24 year old has also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea registering an interest.
Watzke refused to rule out the possibility of Lewandowski moving elsewhere, though he maintained that it is his clubs wish to remain at Westfalenstadion next season.
The former Lech Poznan forward scored 24 goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances last season, as well as 10 on route to last month’s Champions League final at Wembley.