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.
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