Bayern Munich have sent a warning to Chelsea that Robert Lewandowski will not be sold this summer transfer window.
Chelsea are in the transfer market for a new striker and have made Erling Haaland their major target, even though the Dortmund forward will cost at least £150m.
The Blues have been looking at possible alternatives and Lewandowski is also on their shortlist.
The Bayern forward, who finished as the Bundesliga’s top scorer with 41 goals last campaign, has just two years remaining on his current contract and Chelsea had made an approach to his agent to discuss a possible deal.
But Bayern president Herbert Hainer said Lewandowski will see out his contract and could even sign a new deal. He told Goal: ‘Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team.
‘He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munch.
‘I said it already a few weeks ago – I could imagine him staying with us for even longer. He will honour his contract. ‘He will definitely play the next two seasons here in Bayern Munich.’
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Erling Haaland has also distanced himself from reports linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
When asked about a potential move to Chelsea, Haaland said: ‘I haven’t spoken with my agent in a month. You might have the answer.
‘I am a normal person. That’s a lot of money for one person. I hope there is nothing in it.’