Last Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 06:32
Chelsea have been told to forget about making a move for Robert Lewandowski, who will sign for Bayern Munich in 12 months.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Polish international as Jose Mourinho explores all avenues in his hunt for a new striker, but Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move.
Klopp accepts their star man will eventually leave the club but they want a season to plan for life without him and when he does move on, he will be heading to the current European Champions.
The news will also come as a disappointment to Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
"I believe it's a fact that Robert Lewandowski will move to Bayern after the coming season," Klopp told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
"Now it's about this: how do we build in the time until then? That is our concern, and it is our duty to our fans and members to take care that in the coming season we also have a more than competitive team.
"Up until a certain point we were ready to talk, concerning Robert's desire for change. But as nothing happened in this time, we had to say at some point: That is no longer happening.
"And now we want to prove that we can develop, with a quality player like Robert, in the coming year. Our results in the coming season are the most important thing. And with Robert I know that he also sees it like that."
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