Man Utd target Lewandowski ordered lock down on transfer talk at WC

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed he told his agent to forget about the transfer links to Manchester United and Real Madrid while he was at the World Cup.

The Poland forward endured a miserable time in Russia – failing to score, as his side finished bottom of their group and flew home early.

His efforts were not comprised by transfer talk though, as he has said his told his new agent Pini Zahavi not to talk about transfers while he was in Russia.

Zahavi revealed in May that the 29-year-old striker was looking for a way out in Munich; the club have always stated they want him to stay.

“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” Zahavi told Sport Bild. “The managers of Bayern know about it.”

And the Independent have now claimed that United are chasing the striker in this window.

It’s by no means a new link with France Football and Bild reporting at the end of June that United had been in contact with Zahavi over a mobve for the £100million forward.

But in an interview with Przeglad Sportowy, he revealed very little: “I have never had a comfortable situation. I did not think about it [speculation over his future] because I have been playing football for many years and such situations have happened with all my transfers.

“Whether from Znicz [Pruszków] to Lech or from Lech [Poznan] to Borussia Dortmund, let along from BVB to Bayern. I had time to learn to deal with such situations.”

Asked whether he had requested a blanket ban on transfer talk during the World Cup, he replied: “Yes, it was exactly like that. From the very beginning of the grouping, I kept repeating: you are away from this and I’m playing. Do not write about it and do not call.”

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