Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s agent, Cezary Kucharsk, has made it clear that his client will not join Manchester United this summer.
Speculation was fuelled over a potential move for the striker after Sky Sports claimed both Man United and Chelsea were in talks with his representatives.
Bayern, just a few hours later, released a statement in which they emphatically ruled out the possibility of a move away for the 28-year-old.
And Kucharsk has now reiterated the sentiments expressed by the club, belligerently refusing to entertain the possibility of a move away from the Allianz Arena.
“I don’t want to say anything more on this subject, because everything I say here is translated into German and every word is analysed by the media,” he said.
“However, I’ve got used to always being the one to blame when it concerns Lewandowski.
“I’ve always said, though, and I’m still of the same opinion, that Bayern Munich are the best club for the development of his career. And my opinion hasn’t changed, not today nor yesterday.”
You can tell Kucharsk has had to deal with this sort of thing before. Bayern, and indeed those responsible for representing their players, are a notably militant when it comes to rumours. Other clubs let them circulate and germinate without really batting an eyelid; the Bundesliga champions, however, don’t want any unnecessary noise shrouding their club. This was, I seem to remember, the case with Arjen Robben back in 2014.
Either way, with Alvaro Morata taking a break from his honeymoon to return to Madrid, a deal for the Spaniard – Mourinho’s main striker for next season – appears to be close.