Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski denies being in contact with Real Madrid, while Karl-Heinz Rummennigge again rejects the speculation.
The Bayern President was on Tuesday quoted as saying he wasn’t concerned over the link, even as Lewandowki’s agent, Cezary Kucharski, was spotted in the Santiago Bernabeu VIP box against Getafe, a seat only available upon invite from Los Blancos.
“I can imagine Madrid are interested but it doesn’t matter,” AS quotes Rummennigge telling Bild, 24 hours after giving the publication a passing comment on the way to Bayern’s Champions League game at Dinamo Zagreb.
“The player has three-and-a-half years on his contract. I can also imagine Robert staying here beyond that.
“Why should I [speak to Lewandowski or his agent]? I have a good relationship with him and his advisors. I don’t see a problem in him being at other stadiums. It’s not the first time, certainly.
“I have nothing to say about what [Kucharski] does. I have a match to concentrate on.”
Rummennigge was also asked about the suggestion Madrid will make Lewandowski one of the highest-paid players in the squad, above the €9m he gets from Bayern.
“Experience shows that players unfortunately never become cheaper [but] I’m relaxed,” he insisted.
Lewandowski, meanwhile, also commented to Bild, and was adamant that he hasn’t heard from Los Blancos over a potential move.
“This is what happens every year. I don’t want to speculate on this topic. There’s been no contact with Madrid,” the Poland international said.
Sport however quotes Lewandowski as telling Polish television that he will consider an offer from Madrid at the appropriate moment.
“I don’t think about Madrid. It’s not good to talk about these things. I’m 27 and my priorities for the season are clear. When the time comes, we’ll see,” he told TVP Sport.
“These rumours don’t affect me. I’m very happy in Munich. This is the second time Madrid want me? It’s not the time to talk about this. I do know Spanish, but not fluently.”