Lewandowski offers ignored
Borussia Dortmund have turned down enquiries from a number of clubs for Robert Lewandowski amid reports Man Utd bid £24m.
Last Updated: 22/08/12 2:15pm
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they have turned down enquiries from a number of clubs for Robert Lewandowski amid reports Manchester United failed in a €30million (£24m) bid.
The Poland international was since the beginning of 2012 thought to be top of Sir Alex Ferguson's wanted list as he looked to increase his attacking options.
And German national newspaper Bild is reporting United even went so far this summer as to bid for Lewandowski having already signed Shinji Kagawa from Bundesliga champions Dortmund.
A £24m offer was reportedly knocked back before Ferguson instead turned his attention to bringing in former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie.
And Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has told Bild: "There have been enquiries from several clubs.
"Our position has not changed since March, Lewandowski still plays at Dortmund."
Interest in Lewandowski from around Europe increased at the end of last season after talks over an extension to the remaining two years of his contract at Dortmund broke down.
European champions Chelsea and Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals, Bayern Munich, have also been linked with Lewandowski, who scored 22 goals in last season's Bundesliga.
But Dortmund are not interested in selling the 24-year-old and chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "There were other clubs interested in him.
"I am repeating myself but Lewandowski will play next season for Dortmund."
Lewandowski scored 30 times in all competitions last season, including a hat-trick in the German Cup final as Dortmund completed a league and cup double over Bayern.
Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund on Friday night begin the defence of successive league titles against Werder Bremen.