The striker can move to Bayern Munich next summer on a free transfer.
Bayern Munich’s President Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge has said that the European Champions will sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer next summer, Goal.com reports.
Many had expected that the Polish striker would make the move to the Allianz Arena this summer but Dortmund have refused to sell Lewandowski to Bayern following the European Champions acquisition of play-maker Mario Gotze in April.
Bayern activated Gotze’s £32 million release clause, meaning Dortmund had no way of stopping the midfielder’s departure to their bitter rivals.
Dortmund are determined to hang onto to Lewandowski for at least one more season even if it means losing him for free next summer and Rummenigge has confirmed that the Pole will join Bayern next summer.
“I believe that Dortmund will be aware of that,” the 57-year-old club president told Sport Bild.
“I have the impression that Watzke will stand by his words. He will have thoroughly thought about keeping Lewandowski [until 2014].”
Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in Lewandowski but the striker only eyes for Bayern, calling them his dream club in a recent interview.
Lewandowski has scored 54 goals in 98 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund and has been compared with Dutch great Marco Van Basten following his four goals in the recent Champions League semi final between Dortmund and Real Madrid.