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Chelsea suffer blow in Lewandowski pursuit

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Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski has drawn a line under speculation linking him with a summer move away from Borussia Dortmund, insisting that he will remain at the German club until his contract expires. 

The striker has been at the centre of speculation surrounding his future with last season's Champions League finalists, with the Pole attracting interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester United. 

Reports this week suggested that Chelsea were interested in securing the services of the forward as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options. 

But Lewandowski has quashed rumours over a possible exit, stating his desire to honour his contract which expires next summer. 

"The situation is that I will stay at Dortmund for another year," he told Sport Bild.

"Everything that needed addressed has been dealt with. Some mistakes were made, but we have drawn a line under this issue." 

"My stance on the situation differed to that of the club. I assumed that I would be allowed to leave. The club have made the decision that I will stay.

"I was very disappointed and angry earlier this summer, but everything's been cleared up now. I have always said that I would honour my contract.

"I did not want to break my contract, even though that might have looked differently from the outside. I never demanded anything that went against my contract. Things were taken out of context and used against me and my agent."

Lewandowski has been a key figure for Dortmund over recent seasons, and helped guide his team to the Champions League final in May after some impressive performances, including four goals against Real Madrid in the semi-final. 

Dortmund have began the season well, winning their opening two games in the Bundesliga, as well as claiming the German Super Cup with a victory over Bayern Munich. 

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