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Dortmund rules out Lewandowski move abroad

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Dortmund blunders leave Lewandowski with no choice
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Dortmund blunders leave Lewandowski with no choice

Borussia Dortmund has revealed Robert Lewandowski will not be allowed to move abroad this summer and say he will "definitely" be at the club next season.

The Poland international is keen to leave BVB ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, and made clear his desire to follow Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich before his contract expires in June 2014.

However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently insisted that the club would not sell Lewandowski to the Champions League winners, before suggesting that a move abroad was still an option.

The striker has since been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, but Dortmund have now made it clear that they will not sanction a move abroad.

"Robert will now definitively play for Borussia Dortmund next season. We need clarity in order to plan for the future," Watzke was quoted as saying by Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Sporting director Michael Zorc, meanwhile, has also confirmed that Lewandowski is going nowhere as they are set to kick off their preparations for the new season.

"We will start our preseason in two weeks time. We wanted to have clarity on this matter," added Zorc.

Dortmund's decision not to sell Lewandowski this summer means that the 24-year-old is likely to leave the club on a free transfer next year.

Bayern Munich has reportedly already told the striker's agent, Cezary Kucharski, that it remains interested in Lewandowski and will sign him in 2014 if Dortmund don't budge this summer.


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