Robert Lewandowski rubbishes Real Madrid links

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has hit out against rumours of a potential move to Real Madrid, calling them ‘nonsense’ after scoring a brace in the 4-0 win over Mainz.

The Polish international was subject to talks with Real Madrid in May 2016, as confirmed by his agent, and has drawn attention around his future after publicly criticising Bayern Munich’s transfer policy.

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Robert Lewandowski has 47 goals from 89 caps with Poland – making him the second top-scorer for his country. He is just one goal away from equalling the record set by Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who netted 48 times from 75 appearances with the national team.

“Bayern will have to come up with something and be creative if the club wants to keep bringing world-class players to Munich. And if you want to compete at the top, you need to have these quality players,” Lewandowski told German outlet Spiegel Online.

“To date, Bayern Munich have never spent more than around €40 million for a player. In international football, that has long since been more of an average (price) than a top price.”

These comments were to the dismay of Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who claimed the interview was arranged by the player’s agent without the club’s knowledge.

Bayern Munich subsequently issued a statement saying the Polish striker was not for sale and threatened to consult FIFA if clubs made an approach.

That hasn’t stopped speculation from the media, who questioned Robert Lewandowski’s future after Bayern’s comfortable win over Mainz in the Bundesliga.

“I don’t have to comment every time on every bit of nonsense, whether it means something or not, and I don’t have to say something about this bulls—.”

Robert Lewandowski is under contract with the Bavarians until 2021 – with no reported buyout clause.

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