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Wed Apr 23 16:32:55 SAST 2014

Lewandowski staying put

TEAMtalk Media | 12 June, 2012 13:360 Comments
Poland v Greece - Group A: UEFA EURO 2012
Robert Lewandowski of Poland in action during the Euro 2012 group A match between Poland and Greece at National Stadium on June 8, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland
Image by: Alex Grimm / Getty Images

Doubt over Robert Lewandowski's future has been put to bed after Borussia Dortmund revealed he will stay with the Bundesliga champions.

The Poland striker's future was cast into doubt last week when team manager Franciszek Smuda claimed he was on his way to Manchester United after Euro 2012.

However, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has moved to deny Smuda's statement, saying Lewandowski will be going nowhere.

"It does not matter if we are to receive bids," he told Sportinformationsdienst.

"I have said for weeks that Robert will be back in training with our club after the Euro 2012 and his holiday leave. And this is what will happen.

"I am sick of these speculations. I really don't care what the rumours are in the media of Poland.

"I have a detailed knowledge of media in Poland and therefore I know how I have to classify those reports."

Smuda's comments caused a myriad of controversy as he also spoke of the futures of two other Dortmund players.

"Lewy is going to Manchester United, Kuba (Jakub Blaszczykowski ) also somewhere in England, and Piszczek to Real," the Poland coach told the media before Friday's opening game.

But Watzke says he backs Smuda and refuses to believe he made those statements.

He added: "I am going way back with Smuda for years. We have a good relationship. I do not think he has said things like that."

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