Bayern rule out Lewandowski to Madrid

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has categorically ruled out a move to Real Madrid for striker Robert Lewandowski this summer.

The Bayern Munich chief executive is so adamant the Pole will be staying with the Bundesliga giants that he stated €150m would not be enough to tempt the Bavarians into selling.

Lewandowski, 29, joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund before the start of the 2014-15 season and has since gone on to plunder 106 goals from 126 league appearances.

Rummenigge told Tz that he remembered how the Germans dealt with Franck Ribery’s potential switch to the Spanish capital 10 years ago and sees certain similarities, although he did admit that Lewandowski was open to the move.

“We have a completely different philosophy to that of other clubs,” said the Bayern legend. “With Franck we had this problem when Chelsea and Real Madrid wanted him. He also showed some cravings, but we told him we wouldn’t sell him.

“Right now, he is one of the happiest footballers in the world, as he has found his home in Bavaria and Munich. I think he too is glad we made that decision.

“With players, you need to show a clear attitude. Lewandowski also wanted to move on, but we told him we wouldn’t allow it.

“We are immensely satisfied with him and there are few to compare with him in his position, so it is not in our interests to hand him over, no matter if a club puts €100m or €150m on the table.

“Since we decided with Franck back in 2008 that the exit door wouldn’t be open, that has been our philosophy.

“The top-quality players we have at our disposal will always remain with Bayern Munich,” he maintained.

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