Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved to deny reports that his side are close to securing the services of Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish forward's current deal at Signal Iduna Park expires in June 2014, and he has been widely linked with a move either to the Allianz Arena or to Premier League leaders Manchester United.
However, the Bavarians' chief has dispelled rumours linking the Bundesliga leaders with a deal for the in-demand striker, with his current coach Hans-Joachim Watzke declaring his delight at the news.
"I'm totally relaxed about the Lewandowski rumours," he told Bild.
"Bayern are not planning to hold negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Lewandowski."
Upon hearing what the former West Germany international had said, BVB chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted that he was relieved.
"It's great," he noted. "We also don't want to hear nothing from Bayern."
The German champions' sporting director Michel Zorc admitted on Saturday that he was unsure whether the 24-year-old would elect to sign a new deal.