Transfer news: Manchester United hopes dashed as Robert Lewandowski confirms transfer to Bayern Munich
Polish striker to sign pre-contract agreement in January
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund have ended.
The Polish striker, who is out of contract in the summer, has confirmed that he will sign a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich in January.
When asked by German television station Sport1 if his move to Pep Guardiola’s side will be confirmed in January, the 25-year-old replied: "Yes, because then I can officially sign a contract."
Speculation was rife that Lewandowski, who had also interested David Moyes’ United, was going to join Munich during the summer, but he will now stay at Signal Iduna Park until the end of his contract.
Lewandowski joined Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010, and has scored 80 goals in 149 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
He became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final last season for eventual runners-up Dortmund against Real Madrid in their 4-1 victory in the first leg.
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