Economics to decide Lewandowski's fate
Borussia Dortmund have hinted that they could be prepared to sell Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish striker, who has bagged nine goals in 15 Bundesliga starts this season, has garnered a host of admirers, not least the Premier League leaders.
It has also been reported, Juventus have also made an enquiry and with Lewandowski nearing the final year of his contract, Dortmund could be forced to cut their losses.
"As often as I am talking to Robert, I do not have the impression he wants to leave us," club executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told Sport Bild.
"We will have to make decisions in this case at the end of the season. We may decide on economical factors.
"Would it be best to cash in a big fee? Or would it be even better to keep Lewandowski to ensure we are more likely to qualify for the Champions League with him in our side, as this would guarantee us big income?
"It's a decision we will have to take. It's our decision. It's not something to be decided by others."
Dortmund have a firmer stance regarding the future of Mario Gotze, who reportedly has an exit clause in his contract, with Watzke adamant the young playmaker would not leave the club.
"We do not comment on contract details," he continued.
"Mario says he does not want to leave the club in the near future. His management says so too and we would not let him go."
Liverpool's on-loan midfielder Nuri Sahin, whose start to life at Anfield has been blighted by injury, has been linked with a return to Dortmund, a move Watzke would welcome.
He added: "If he comes to us and says: 'I do not want anything stronger than to play for Dortmund', we will deal with it. But it has to be under realistic conditions."