Robert Lewandowski 'aware of interest' but open to Bayern Munich extension
By Patrick Surlis
Last Updated: 17/02/16 9:37am
Robert Lewandowski is open to extending his contract at Bayern Munich despite "interest from abroad".
The former Borussia Dortmund striker signed a five-year contract at Bayern in 2014, but Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has reported Real Madrid's interest in signing him this summer.
And Lewandowski, who has 21 goals in 20 Bundesliga appearances this season, admits he has suitors outside Germany.
"I know there is interest for me abroad, but I can well conceive of extending due to a great team and good teamwork - because the club is known to recognise achievements," Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
Bayern boss Pep Guardiola recently hailed Lewandowski as "the most professional player I've ever met", and despite the Spaniard's imminent departure, the striker is open to following the likes of Thomas Muller and Xabi Alonso by extending his contract.
"Of course I have noticed how the club has been preparing for the future recently," he added. "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."