Robert Lewandowski Not Moving to Manchester United Just Yet

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IDecember 4, 2012

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 06: Robert Lewandowski (R) of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball besides Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 6, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund striker and Polish International Robert Lewandowski won't be leaving Germany just yet, according to his boss Jurgen Klopp. The comments came after Klopp denied that Lewandowski was on his way to Manchester United this transfer window. 

Accordng to ESPN, the Red Devils—who signed Shinji Kagawa from Dortmund at the beginning of the season—have shown extensive interest in bringing the prolific forward to Old Trafford. Despite the interest, Dortmund are holding onto their man, who has netted 14 times this season.

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp quickly put to rest any rumours linking the former Lech Poznan man away from the Westfalenstadion, saying:

The time when big, rich English clubs tried to take our players from Germany, thank God, is over. In the second half of the season he'll be with us.

Manchester United are one of many teams showing interest in him. But the fact remains the contract is with us.

I'm not afraid he will leave.

Last season Lewandowski led Borussia Dortmund to a historic Bundesliga title, scoring 22 goals in the process. After impressive showings against the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City in the group stages of the Champions League, Lewandowski has proven himself as one of the hottest properties in all of Europe.

Whilst United's interest in the 24-year-old is testament to his ability, they aren't the only club who have inquired about the services of the in-form forward. Last month, reported that Italian giants Juventus had their sights set on bringing the Polish international to Turin.

Although it is expected that Dortmund won't part ways with their superstar just yet, any move away from the club would incur a transfer fee in the realm of €35 million.

Dortmund welcome Manchester City to Germany midweek in their Champions League dead-rubber tie. The defending German champions have already qualified out of Group D alongside Spanish giants Real Madrid and have established themselves as real contenders in this year's installment of the competition.