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Lewandowski shakes hands with Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the 2012/13 Champions League Final.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that he is prepared to wait until 2014 to sign Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski has one year remaining on his current contract at Borussia Dortmund and will be allowed to leave the club for free if he stays until next summer.
Quoted in an interview given to German magazine SportBild, via the Mirror’s Jim Daly, Rummenigge said:
We no longer want to talk about it this season but I expect Dortmund know what will happen next summer.
I get the feeling that (Dortmund general manager) Mr Watzke means what he says. He is bound to have considered very well his remark that Lewandowski has got to stay.
That is not how things work in the football world. We did not send a written offer, but there are reasons for that and that does not change anything.
We were prepared to sit down at a table with Dortmund.
This follows last week’s news from Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, who admitted the club are resigned to losing their star striker next year.
Elsewhere, Dortmund’s Sven Bender insists that Lewandowski will be committed to the team this season, despite all the rumours about his future.
The midfielder was quoted in Chris Kvesa's article on Goal.com, as saying: "We have a superb team with a great atmosphere among the squad. Robbie is committed and gives everything. He's the same he has always been."
Meanwhile, Lewandowski has just been announced as one of 10 players shortlisted for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award, as seen on UEFA.com
The other players to make the list are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Robin van Persie.