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Borussia Dortmund ace confirms he's made a decision over his future

Lewandowski will lead the line for Dortmund against Arsenal tonight (©GettyImages)
Lewandowski will lead the line for Dortmund against Arsenal tonight (©GettyImages).

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski says he has finally made a decision over his future - but refused to name who he will be lining up for next season.

The Polish striker's future has been the subject of speculation for some time after it was revealed last year that he wouldn't extend his Dortmund contract beyond its current expiry date next summer.

A host of leading clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United are believed to have attempted to secure his services, although it has been reported that he has a deal in place with Bayern Munich.

That hasn't stopped rumours suggesting that the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona were still trying to snare him - however the former Lech Pozan ace has confirmed there is no need to speculate over his future any longer.

"I will reveal my future next year. No one needs to get in touch with me anymore," he told Sport-BILD weekly.

"I have decided what I am to do. I simply want to have a new challenge next season, despite the fact I am feeling very, very happy being at Borussia Dortmund."

It is expected that Lewandowski - who has previously expressed a desire to one day play in the Premier League - will announce he has signed a pre-contract with Bayern Munich in January.

Manchester United opted to sign Robin van Persie in 2012 ahead of Lewandowski, although more recently they have been linked with a new approach.

Former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed in his recently-published autobiography that he was ready to make a move to take him to Old Trafford at the same time he signed Shinji Kagawa from the German club.

Chelsea meanwhile appear short in the striker department and reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho has asked to bring in Lewandowski.

The Polish international scored four past the Special One's Real Madrid team in the Champions League before he left to join Chelsea over the summer.

Lewandowski has emerged as one of the most feared strikers in Europe, helping to guide Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles between 2010 and 2012, and the Champions League final last season.

He will likely lead the line for his side when they take on Arsenal this evening as they look to take a giant leap towards qualification for the knockout stages.

Whatever the outcome of tonight's key encounter, Arsene Wenger, whose side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Dortmund at home last season, believes it will be a game that shouldn't be missed.

The Arsenal boss said yesterday: "I am not a great specialist in music but Dortmund is a very good football team and so is Arsenal: we should see a good symphony."

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