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Lewandowski—will stay at Dortmund this season.
Robert Lewandowski has put an end to rumours linking him with a move away from Borussia Dortmund after receiving a reported £3 million pay rise.
The Poland international had been expected to join Bayern Munich, until Dortmund vetoed the move. Recently Lewandowski has been linked with making a late switch to Chelsea.
Now it appears that he will see out the final year of his contract at the Westfalenstadion, before leaving for free next summer.
The striker, who turned 25 yesterday, told Sport Bild magazine (via the Guardian):
The situation is now that I will stay in Dortmund for one more year. We have put aside all disagreements and have cleared the air.
There were mistakes made but the case is closed. I had a different starting point. I thought I was allowed to transfer. I was then disappointed and angry. But now everything is calm. I have always said I would respect my contract.
Also in the Guardian, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that the Bundesliga club have awarded Lewandowski a significant wage increase, based on his performances for the club last season: "It is true that we have adapted his remunerations to his sporting contribution. We had intended for months to do that."
Last term Lewandowski scored 24 goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances. He also netted 10 strikes in 13 Champions League games, including these four goals scored in Dortmund's 4-1 semi-final victory against Real Madrid.