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Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that long-standing Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich next year.

Earlier this summer the Polish striker expressed his wish to join Bayern this transfer window, though Dortmund were adamant he would not leave before the start of the season, especially not to their Bundesliga rivals.

Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in taking advantage of this and luring him to the Premier League, but Klopp has he will stay this season before moving to the Allianz Arena next year.

Bayern have already bought Mario Gotze from Dortmund this summer, and look set to do the double next year with the 24-year-old’s arrival.

‘I think it is a known fact that Robert is going to play for Bayern after the upcoming season,’ he told Welt am Sonntag. ‘Now the only question is how to shape the time until then.

‘That is our concern and it is our commitment to our fans and members to ensure that we will have a more competitive team in the upcoming season.

‘Up to a certain point we were with Robert’s desire for change and were ready to talk. But nothing happened so we had to eventually say: ‘[A sale] now no longer works for us.’

‘And now we want to prove that, with a quality player like Robert, we can be successful in the coming year. Our results in the coming season is what we’re all about. I know that Robert and I see it the same way.’

Lewandowski will leave when his contract expires in 2014.

Source: DailyMail

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