Bayern rule out swap deal involving Chelsea target

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown cold water over reports that the club are set to make a swap deal approach for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, as reported by Sky Sports.

Reports yesterday suggested that the club were set to offer Dortmund Mario Mandzukic as part of a deal to bring Lewandowski to Bayern to emphasise their dream team-like squad.

Rummenigge has dismissed talk of any swap deal which still leaves Chelsea in the race for the Polish striker after a summer of chasing a world class striker.

The Blues’ bid for Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney is looking weaker by the day and new boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a top notch striker to his squad after last season’s form of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.

Bayern have long been in the race to sign Lewandowski but are not close to taking the striker across Germany.

“This is something I do not favour. This will not take place,” he told Sport1 media.

“We are delighted about Mario Mandzukic’s stay at our club. He is a very important player for Bayern Munich.

“There is no doubt you could easily spot this against BSV Rehden this week. The manager was totally pleased and happy with Mario.”

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