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Robert Lewandowski Close To Joining 'Club Of Choice', Bayern Munich?

05/06/2013 11:18 BST | Updated 05/06/2013 11:18 BST

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski said he is "close to joining the club of my choice", believed to be Bayern Munich.

The Poland international, second only to Cristiano Ronaldo in last season's Champions League goalscoring chart, seems destined to follow Mario Götze to the Champions League winners.

Lewandowski's contract expires in 2014 and despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea he has preferred to remain in Germany.

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Lewandowski scored four times against Real Madrid in April

Outgoing Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes hinted a deal had been agreed for the 24-year-old's transfer after Bayern beat Borussia in last month's Champions League final, while one of Lewandowski’s agents added a deal would be completed in June.

“I’d like to think that now everything has been resolved and I will be able to join the club of my choice,” Lewandowski told SportBild.

“Dortmund is a fantastic club, which I will always admire, but for my future I am wishing for a new challenge.”

Borussia fans reacted angrily to 20-year-old playmaker Götze's £31 million transfer, announced two days before their Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.

Lewandowski scored four goals in that match and his partnership with Götze is likely to continue in Bavaria, much to Dortmund supporters' chagrin.