German champions Bayern Munich have warned rival European clubs not to approach star striker and talisman Robert Lewandowski.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have prepared to seek FIFA sanctions if their message goes unheeded on clubs still making bids for a player who has a long term contract.
Bayern issued a statement to Sky Germany, saying: “Robert is under contract at Bayern and only recently renewed his deal until 2021. Bayern Munich waste no thought on a Lewandowski move.”
The club also stated that if other clubs come to negotiate with Robert or any other player under long-term contract, they will approach football governing head body, FIFA.
“There are no talks with other clubs, and there won’t be any. If other clubs negotiate with players who are under long-term contracts, they risk Fifa punishment. The agent also confirmed to us that he has not held any contract talks.”
Meanwhile, Lewandowski’s agent Maik Barthel has recently criticised the club for not helping the former Borussia Dortmund striker secure the Bundesliga Golden Boot, as he needed a brace in their final game of the league campaign.
Lewandowski has been one of Europe’s hottest striking properties in recent seasons and any big club will be hungry for his signature. But with Bayern keeping its rivals at bay, any move is unlikely to happen.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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