According to the German media outlet Bild, long-term Real Madrid target Robert Lewandowski is set to extend his stay at Bayern Munich.
The Polish International has held “constructive” talks with the board and has decided that he will sign a new contract at the Bavarian side.
The current contract of the 27-year-old will run out in 2019. However, according to sources, Lewandowski is keen to sign a new contract which will tie him up with the German giants till 2021.
If these rumours are proven to be true, a move to Real Madrid could be effectively ruled out for the former Borussia Dortmund striker.
Lewandowski has been in fine form since the start of this season in the Bundesliga. He has scored 21 goals in as many appearances this season in the Bundesliga.
And with Bayern sitting atop the German League, Lewandowski has been a major driving force behind their success so far this season.
Talking to Bild, Lewandowski spoke about his future:
“I know there is interest for me abroad, but I can well conceive of extending [my contract] due to a great team and teamwork – because the club is known to recognise achievements”.
In addition to the interest of Real Madrid, several Premier League clubs are also interested in his acquisition. Here is how Lewandowski addressed those rumours:
“Of course I have noticed how the club has been preparing for the future recently. The contract extensions of Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and others were a good sign that Bayern can keep its top players despite the money from England.”