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Bayern Munich president responds to Lewandowski transfer talk

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Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has responded to transfer rumors linking Robert Lewandowski with a summer exit.

Herbert Hainer has played down rumors linking Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski with a departure.

In a report released by Diario AS, the Spanish outlet claimed Lewandowski is considering his future. It added that he has offers from ‘several top teams’ including Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Manchester United.

But Hainer has insisted the 32-year-old is under contract at Bayern until 2023 and suggested he may extend his stay.

“Robert is the best striker in the world. He’s still got a two-year contract here, and I can well imagine we’ll keep him here even longer,” the club’s present said on the club’s website.

Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign by scoring 41 goals in only 29 appearances last season.

The Pole is now the German league’s second-highest scorer in history on 277 goals and 88 goals behind Muller’s all-time record in the charts, something Hainer believes he can break.

“At the moment he’s standing at 277 goals. If he stays healthy and extends it again with us, that’s possible,” said Hainer.

“I trust him to do everything. Robert is an absolute godsend for us.”