Borussia Dortmund Striker Robert Lewandowski on Verge of Bayern Move

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterMay 26, 2013

No sooner had the dust settled on Borussia Dortmund's late defeat to Bayern Munich than Jurgen Klopp's team were dealt a further hefty blow.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes revealed after the game that Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski was on the verge of completing a move to the Allianz Arena.

The former West Germany international was addressing the press after Arjen Robben had clinched the Champions League trophy at Wembley with his 89th-minute winner for the Bavarian club, as ESPN reported.

Dortmund had already been rocked by the confirmation of Mario Gotze's move to Bayern in March when it announced that the midfielder had agreed to join the Bundesliga champions this summer.

But now Heynckes, who will step down for incoming head coach Pep Guardiola after the German Cup final next weekend, has rubbed salt in the Dortmund wound by announcing that Lewandowski is poised to make the same move:

Mario Gotze is already there (at Bayern Munich), and Robert Lewandowski will not have to wait too long now.

Then the team has two top-class attacking players. It is quite possible that, with the right signings, Bayern could create a new era in Europe.

Lewandowski, 24, has also been linked with Manchester United recently, as the Daily Express reported, but now seems likely to remain in Germany.

The Poland international has scored 36 times in 49 appearances for club and country this season and was also the spearhead for Dortmund's Bundesliga title wins in 2011 and 2012.