It's long been a foregone conclusion that Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer, but in the interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Hans-Joachim Watzke weighed in on the issue.
According to the Dortmund CEO, Lewandowski "to my knowledge wants to go to Bayern Munich."
The executive went on to explain that Dortmund will scan the market looking for a replacement, but did not mention any specific options. He did, however, point out that BVB could use "another type of center-forward," pointing out that Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had previously played in that position before joining Dortmund.
UPDATE, December 31:
According to Bild, Lewandowski appeared on Polish TV show Cafe Futbol and claimed that he had not yet decided whether to join Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. However, show host Mateusz Borek later Tweeted:
"On January 2, Robert will sign a contract with Bayern for four or five years. He gave Bayern his word, although Real increased their offer several times. He will stay with BVB until the end of the season."
Bild corroborated Borek's statements, reporting that according to their own insider information, Lewandowski reached an agreement with Bayern last season.
UPDATE, January 2:
Muenchner Abendzeitung reports that Lewandowski will have a medical check in Munich this week. The paper claimed that Real Madrid had offered Dortmund €10 million to release him from his contract this January, but that the player will instead leave at season's end for Bavaria. According to the report, in the next few days he will pen a four-year contract with Bayern.
UPDATE, January 4:
Sky reporter Torben Hoffmann revealed via his Twitter account that Lewandowski is in Munich today for his medical. He later posted a picture of the player's agent, Cezary Kucharski, outside Bayern Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt's clinic.
UPDATE, January 4:
Bild reports that Lewandowski will sign a five-year contract, pending his medical.