Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke slams rumours of Lewandowski move to Man Utd
German league and cup champions Borussia Dortmund have reacted angrily to reports that star striker Robert Lewandowski is on the verge of signing for Manchester United after the Polish coach Franciszek Smuda was quoted as saying, "Lewy (Lewandowski) is going to Manchester United", earlier in the month. Lewandowski was pivotal to Dortmund's success last season with the 23 year-old scoring 22 goals in the Bundesliga alone and Sir Alex Ferguson watched the striker score a hat-trick in Dortmund's 5-2 win over Bayern in the German cup final last month.
United have all ready signed Shini Kagawa from Dortmund ahead of the new season and Lewandowski, who netted in the co-hosts' opening Euro 2012 fixture last week, is of great interest to Ferguson who seeks to reinforce his squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has other ideas, however, and is determined to hang on to his prized asset.
Watzke told Sportinformationsdienst, "It does not matter if we are to receive bids. I have said for weeks that Robert will be back in training with our club after 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," fumed Watzke.
With reports both strongly supporting claims of a move and Lewandowski staying put, this transfer is sure to rumble on throughout the summer and Anchorfan Transfer Tracker will provide you with all the latest developments as and when they happen.