Robert Lewandowski is one of the targets that Barcelona have on their wish list this summer, but Bayern Munich are not going to make it easy.
The Bavarian club intend to renew the 33-year-old’s contract in the hope that he commits his future to the Bundesliga champions.
“Lewandowski leaving this summer is not an option,” Bayern’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, said in an interview on Sky Germany.
“He has a contract until 2023. We will have some talks soon and we will see how they develop and how to act afterwards. We want him to stay.”
In this sense, Salihamidzic was on the same page as Lewandowski, who hours before had already warned of the meeting that is scheduled between the two parties to discuss the issue of his continuity in Munich.
“We have the best player in the world and we want him to stay here,” Salihamidzic added.
“We are proud of him and we are very fond of him.
“We haven’t negotiated with him yet, but we will.”
Barcelona president Joan Laporta had said informally a few days ago that there was a possibility of the Polish striker joining Barcelona, but Bayern disagree.
Salihamidzic was blunt in his stance when asked if Barcelona were to offer 50 million euros for the forward.
“I would not accept it,” he said bluntly.