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Bayern president Uli Hoeness makes Robert Lewandowski transfer claim

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has stressed that the club have no plans of offloading Robert Lewandowski in the near future. Lewandowski’s representative Pini Zahavi recently claimed that his client could make way from the Allianz Arena but Hoeness has now ruled out the possibility of that happening.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Hoeness indicated that the club have always had the advantage in terms of the Lewandowski situation and they could have made as much as €150m from his proposed sale this summer. He said: “We always had control of Robert, but we didn't have any control of his agent. He [Zahavi] tried four or five times to get an appointment with [CEO] Karl-Heinz [Rummenigge], [sporting director] Hasan [Salihamidzic] and I, but we didn't give him one. I let him know that I only have time for him from 14:30 onwards on Sept. 2. If Robert Lewandowski can free himself of the large burden of his agent and fully concentrate on Bayern, he is the best new signing in the history of Bayern Munich. We could have taken a fee of up to €150m this summer.”