Bayern Munich issues FIFA threat to ward off Lewandowski bids

Bayern Munich are prepared to seek FIFA sanctions against any club approaching Robert Lewandowski with the interest of signing the unsettled Polish striker.

Lewandowski, 28, has been linked with a summer transfer window move to Chelsea or Manchester United amidst reports that initial talks over a deal had begun.

However, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich issued a statement to Sky Deutschland to deny the claims, saying: “Robert is under contract at Bayern and only recently renewed his deal until 2021. Bayern Munich waste no thought on a Lewandowski move.”

“There are no talks with other clubs, and there won’t be any. If other clubs negotiate with players who are under long-term contracts, they risk FIFA punishment. The agent also confirmed to us that he has not held any contract talks.”

On the other hand, Lewandowski’s agent has criticised Bayern for not helping his client to secure the Bundesliga golden boot.

Although the striker scored 30 goals for the season, he needed to score twice against Freiburg in the final Bundesliga game of the season to overhaul the tally of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Agent Maik Barthel revealed the Pole felt the club did not help him to achieve the personal landmark, telling Kicker: “Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach gave no call to help him in the last game to win the top-scorer title.”

“He was disappointed as I have never seen him before,” Barthel added. “He really hoped that the team would support him proactively.”

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