‘Lewandowski a candidate for Madrid’

Franz Beckenbauer has admitted striker Robert Lewandowski could leave Bayern Munich for Real Madrid.

The Poland international has been linked with Santiago Bernabeu for some time but Beckenbauer, Bayern’s honorary President, is the first figure from the German club to confirm there’s a chance the transfer could go through.

“Lewandowski is a possible candidate for Madrid,” AS reports Beckenbauer writing in a column in a German newspaper.

Beckenbauer rejected the idea that Thomas Muller could also leave the Allianz Arena, however, citing comments made by the player himself.

“He’s already stated he wants to stay at Bayern, which means the fans love him even more than before.”

Beckenbauer also predicted the January transfer window would be ‘hot’ because of the money in the Premier League and the transfer embargos faced by Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

As it stands, the capital clubs will be barred from registering new players from the summer window until the summer window of 2017.

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