Arsenal and Manchester United 'target' Robert Lewandowski may remain at Borussia Dortmund
Robert Lewandowski may play out the final year of his Borussia Dortmund contract rather than be sold next summer according to his club.
The Polish striker has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs, particularly Arsenal and Manchester United, due in part to his current contract situation.
His deal with the reigning Bundesliga champions will expire in the summer of 2014, and it has been expected he will be sold next summer in order to cash in on the 24-year-old instead of him leaving for free the following year.
But Dortmund say they are under no obligation to sell the striker, and that it may in fact make more financial sense to allow him to leave for free.
"It is a simple numbers game. It could make financially more sense to play a good season with Lewandowski instead of selling him and receiving a high transfer fee," Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told kicker magazine.
"We are under no financial pressure to act on this."
The striker, who has scored nine league goals this season, has been instrumental in Dortmund's back-to-back league titles and improving Champions League fortunes.
Latest in Sport
Pornhub: Cheeky Liverpool fan uploads Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal video to adult website
Watch the moment a basketball player reassures a small boy after a mass brawl erupted on court
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
Jon Stewart brings The Daily Show to WWE Raw as Seth Rollins pays the price for feud with TV presenter
Manuel Pellegrini future: Why Manchester City could turn to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers if Pellegrini is dismissed
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 3 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'