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United target Lewandowski set for exit

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Robert Lewandowski is out of contract in the summer of 2014 © Getty Images
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Borussia Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc has confirmed Robert Lewandowski will be leaving the club within the next 18 months after turning down a new contract.

The Poland international has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, with Manchester United and Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich in the frame.

The player's agent, who recently hinted in the Polish media that Lewandowski would move on, has informed Zorc that his client will not sign a new deal.

"Either he goes in June or he stays another year," Zorc said. "We will have to see if he is going to be on the move in the summer."

There have been claims that Lewandowski has already agreed the switch to Bayern, but Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp does not believe there is anything in place.

"Nothing is decided," Klopp said. "I don't know what the actual situation is."

Speaking on ARD television ahead his side's DFB-Pokal defeat to Bayern, Klopp decided to make mischief over two of his opponents' players.

"What I would like to know is where Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez will be playing next season," he said. "I don't think they are going to stick around there for another season, so that is going to be intriguing."

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