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Wed Apr 16 20:58:29 SAST 2014

Lewandowski deal a no go for Man United

TEAMtalk Media | 16 May, 2012 13:060 Comments
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Muenchen - DFB Cup Final
Robert Lewandowski of Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the DFB Cup final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany
Image by: Joern Pollex / Bongarts/Getty Images

Manchester United will have to look elsewhere for a striker as Borussia Dortmund have declined their offers for prolific hitman Robert Lewandowski.

The Bundesliga champions are already set to lose midfielder Shinji Kagawa to the Red Devils in the next few weeks, and have decided that the Japan international is the only player they will allow to leave the Westfalenstadion.

Lewandowski, who scored 30 goals this past season, has accepted the club's decision not to sell him, with his agent Maik Barthel telling "We acknowledge the interest of Manchester United in Lewandowski.

"I cannot confirm discussions about the financial terms. We respect the decision of BVB not to sell Robert."

Of the interest from German rivals Bayern Munich, the Poland striker added in Sport-Bild: "Yes, of course I've heard [about Bayern's interest].

"I do not know what will happen in two months. I've also thought, 'What more can I accomplish with Dortmund?' Difficult."

Lewandowski can be comforted by the prospect of Champions League football next term, as well as looking to defend their German league and cup double.

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