Bayern Boss Julian Nagelsmann Dismisses Robert Lewandowski Transfer Rumours

By Amreen
Lewandowski has been linked with an exit from Bayern
Lewandowski has been linked with an exit from Bayern / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Julian Nagelsmann has dismissed rumours linking Robert Lewandowski with an exit from Bayern Munich this summer.

Reports earlier this week claimed that the 32-year-old wanted out of Bavaria and was looking for a new challenge with either Manchester United or Real Madrid before it becomes too late. But Naglesmann revealed the club are taking the rumours with a pinch of salt.

He told reporters: "That doesn't bother me at all, if I'm being honest. That is part of the business. If I were not a manager at Bayern, but at another big club, I would always ask about that name and hope that something would work. It's because he scores a lot and is the most dangerous striker out there. This is completely normal.

"The only thing that matters to me is how the player reacts - and Lewy is in top shape. He talks a lot to me and the players in training. He is not a satellite that isolates himself and hopes that he will go away. He feels good, which was also shown by his performance against Dortmund. Even in training. A player who wants to leave would not do that. It is part of life that there are rumors. Live and let live, journalists and footballers alike. When the footballer is in a good mood, and that's the case, we're all happy."

Nagelsmann added he remains calm when it comes to the respective futures of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, and said: "In general, I don't sleep that badly (because of their contract situations). Josh and Leon's situations are similar to Lewy's.

"I don't talk to them about their contractual situation every day. I think things look good with both of them. It's perfectly normal for them to want to hear what the new coach is talking about. Do I want to work with him or not. If we take a few more steps there, I think it will look pretty good too."