New Bayern Munich boss discusses future of Chelsea striker target

Joe Williams

New Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac says he expects Robert Lewandowski to stay at the club.

Kovac was unveiled by the Bundesliga champions on Monday lunchtime when he told the media that he has spoken to the in-demand striker.

Real Madrid and Chelsea are among the Poland star’s suitors, with Lewandowski said to be most keen on a move to the Bernabeu.

But Kovac expects the 29-year-old to remain at the Allianz Arena.

“I spoke to Robert Lewandowski on the phone, told him my opinion and what I think of him and our situation,” the new coach said.

“He’s a world-class striker who has achieved a lot at this club and he’ll continue to do this. We maintain that Lewandowski will play for Bayern this season

“I told him how important he is for this team and how much I value him. We didn’t speak for long, but it was to the point.”