Robert Lewandowski will remain with Borussia Dortmund for the coming season, according to quotes attributed to club general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke in German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.
The Guardian has reprinted the comments in English. "Robert will definitely be playing for Borussia Dortmund next season," Watzke said. "We need this security to be able to plan (for the season)."
Lewandowski, a 24-year-old Poland international striker, had been linked with a move away from BVB this summer. In May, the player's agent hinted that he would leave the club in the summer, with rivals Bayern Munich widely regarded as his most likely destination.
Lewandowski's contract with Dortmund expires in 2014, according to The Guardian's report. That means he would be able to leave Dortmund on a free transfer at the end of next season.
Lewandowski scored 24 goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances last season, adding 10 more in the UEFA Champions League.