The Bayern Munich boss is very aware of Robert Lewandowski’s future among Barcelona connections

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Robert Lewandowski has another incredible season with Bayern Munich (Image: Getty Images)

Robert Lewandowski is not leaving Bayern Munich this summer, confirms the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bavarian giants, with Barcelona being a possible destination for the prolific striker.

It may still happen, but it will not be this summer, when the Pole is on contract in Bayern until 2023, and Salihamidzic is not interested in selling him before then.

The former Bayern player was asked if the club would consider big deals for Lewandowski this summer, and he told Sky Germany: ‘No.’

Salihamidzic confirmed he will not be leaving at the end of his summer, adding: “Yes, he has a contract until 2023.”

Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn has issued a similar statement, describing reports that Lewandowski is set for a switch to Camp Nou as ‘nonsense’ and that Bayern do not intend to let their captain go.

Kahn told Amazon Prime: ‘Apparently there’s a competition out there: who wants to tell the biggest nonsense story about Robert Lewandowski.

‘We are not crazy and we are not discussing the transfer of a player who scores between 30 and 40 goals for us every season!’

Salihamidzic even said he hopes Lewandowski will stay after 2023 and that the club will look to keep him if it makes economic sense.

“Of course (we want to keep him),” he said. ‘Lewandowski is much appreciated. But he is our best servant in the club. We also need to look at our financial opportunities and how much money we have.

‘We have all the time in the world. We have the best striker in the world and we are proud of that. ‘

The veteran forward has another incredible season with Bayern, where he scored 33 goals in just 31 Bundesliga matches and 13 more in just 10 matches in the Champions League.

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