Bayern Munich chairman Herbert Hainer says it is ‘too early’ to offer star striker Robert Lewandowski a new contract, with the Polish striker having two years left to run on his current terms.
The striker’s current deal at the Bundesliga side is set to expire in 2023 and he has been linked with a move away from Allianz Arena. Manchester City and Chelsea have been among the sides linked with a move.
But despite fears Lewandowski could leave on the cheap next year, Hainer says he can ‘imagine’ Lewandowski staying beyond 2023 from the conversations he has had so far with the 33-year-old.
Bayern feel it is ‘too early’ to hand Robert Lewandowski a new deal, says the club’s chairman
Herbert Hainer is relaxed about the situation about believes the forward will extend his deal
It is believed Bayern are lining up a move for Erling Haaland next summer as a possible replacement for their No 9.
Speaking on Lewandowski’s situation, Hainer told BILD TV: ‘We’re happy with Robert. But we don’t have to extend the contract now, we still have 2 years.
‘As I said, I can imagine Robert staying beyond 2023. We’re in permanent talks with all our players, including Lewy. But now is still early’.
The Polish striker’s (middle) current deal at the Bundesliga giants is set to expire in 2023
Hainer’s comments come just days after Lewandowski told Bayern Munich that he wanted to leave the club this summer.
Sportsmail previously reported how Lewandowski said he was ready to leave Bayern in pursuit of a new challenge and how he remains hopeful of securing a move before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.
However, Bayern Munich will only entertain offers that match their £110million price tag for the star striker.
Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side
As a result, European top-flight clubs are on high alert as they continue to monitor the situation closely.
Sportsmail revealed last month that Manchester City have been keeping tabs on any developments with Lewandowski.
They are trying to prise Harry Kane away from Tottenham, but their latest offer of £125m was well below chairman Daniel Levy’s valuation.
While Real Madrid have also been linked with Lewandowski and could move for the striker if they fail to land Kylian Mbappe.