World-class Arsenal and Chelsea target: I have decided my future

Robert Lewandowski playing for Poland, with József Varga and Vilmos Vanczák

Robert Lewandowski has stated that he has made a choice over where he will play his football next term, with sources in Germany stating a move to Bayern Munich is all-but complete.

Robert Lewandowski was unable to prevent his Borussia Dortmund side being beaten 1-0 by Arsenal in the Champions League last night.

However, the Polish striker, who has been at the centre of constant transfer speculation did speak out about his future ahead of the game against the Gunners.

The 25-year-old said that he will reveal where he is set to play his football next season in the new year, and that he has already made a decision on where he wants to be.

“I will reveal my future next year. No one needs to get in touch with me anymore,” Lewandowski told Bild in the lead-up to the Champions League clash.

“I have decided what I am to do. I simply want to have a new challenge next season, despite the fact I am feeling very, very happy being at Borussia Dortmund.”

Lewandowski is out of contract with the Signal Iduna Park outfit in the summer, and has already stated in the past that he has no inclination of extending his deal with Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Arsenal, Chelsea and even Manchester United have been linked with a move for the lethal marksman, with Lewandowski able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in the new year.

However, the Poland international has been most heavily linked with a switch to Dortmund’s domestic rivals Bayern Munich, and his latest comments have been interpreted in Germany as a sign that he is ready to move to the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski will not be short of suitors in the new year, but his statements indicate that sides eager to sign him may well already be too late.

Dortmund have had to watch on helplessly as key attacking midfielder Mario Gotze has left the club to join the Bundesliga and European champions, and it appears that they are set for another hammer blow.

For his Premier League suitors, losing out on Lewandowski will take its toll, as not many world-class strikers are available on free transfers in the competitive transfer market.

image: © Roger Gorączniak

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