Bayern Munich have angrily hit out at rumours stating that star striker Robert Lewandowski could leave the club this summer.
Lewandowski saw his name linked with Premier League champions Chelsea and Europa League winners Manchester United on Wednesday amid suggestions that he was willing to up sticks from the Allianz Arena.
However, in a statement released on Sky Germany’s Twitter account, Bayern looked to nip any possible speculation in the bud by threatening to complain to FIFA about any club that wanted to try and lure the Poland international away from the Bundesliga giants.
The statement read: “Robert Lewandowski has a contract with Bayern that he recently extended until June 2021. Bayern does not have to worry about a change from Lewandowski.
“There is no discussion with other clubs and Bayern will not give any. If other clubs try to play games with players that still have long-term contracts here, they risk a penalty of FIFA.
“His agent has also assured us that he had not held contract talks with anyone else.”
The riposte comes hours after plenty of media outlets suggested that the Premier League giants had entered initial discussions with Lewandowski’s agent over the possibility of enticing him to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.
That conjecture cropped up after representative Maik Barthel had allegedly told German newspaper Kicker that his client had been left upset by the lack of support he had received from Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti throughout the season, and claimed that Lewandowski had never been more “disappointed” in his career.
Barthel said: “Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach (Carlo Ancelotti) gave no call to help him win the top-scorer title in the last game. He was disappointed as I have ever seen him before.”
Lewandowski bagged 30 goals in just 33 league games for Bayern last season, but he was beaten to the Bundesliga Golden Boot award by one goal to rival forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who notched 31 times for Borussia Dortmund.
United and Chelsea were believed to have turned their attentions to Lewandowski after moves for Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku seemingly stalled, but the 28-year-old will now stay with his current employers after this latest development.