Jul 22, 2016

    Bayern won't let Lewandowski go to Real: Ancelotti


    NEW Bayern Munich coach

    Carlo Ancelotti insisted on Wednesday that he would not allow key striker Robert Lewandowski to leave the German champions for Real Madrid.

    Ancelotti, who led Real to their 10th European crown in 2014,

    took over at the Allianz Arena

    from Pep Guardiola, who left

    for Manchester City, at the end

    of last season.

    Media reports in the last month have speculated that Lewandowski, who has been the Bundesliga's top scorer in two of the last three seasons, was close to moving to the Spanish capital but Ancelotti is confident of keeping the Pole in Bavaria.

    "Real Madrid have many fantastic players, including (Karim) Benzema, (Gareth) Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, Real don't even need Lewandowski," Ancelotti told German sports daily Sportbild.

    "And even if they did, Bayern will not sell Lewandowski.

    "Why should we let go one of the best strikers in the world voluntarily?"

    Bayern face Real Madrid in a friendly in the United States on Aug 4.