Klopp: Lewandowski-Dortmund feud ends now

The German coach has endured a turbulent summer with the forward as he has been eager to move away, but he is determined to diffuse the situation

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says he wants to end the ongoing feud with wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland international has insisted the club have went back on their word and that he also feels "cheated" out of a move to Bayern Munich, who have admitted strong interest in the striker this summer.

However, with the new season approaching and with the 24-year-old still with a year to go on his contract, Klopp says it is time to end the saga and focus on the coming campaign with Dortmund.

"Whatever is left to be discussed will be discussed internally," the 46-year-old told reporters.

"The idea is to close this subject. Everything is in order. Nothing has changed since yesterday or the day before yesterday.

"I am convinced we will clear up everything in the coming days."

The striker became the first ever player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final last year as BVB beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the first leg at Signal Iduna Park.

His prolific goalscoring exploits were not confined to European football, however, as he slotted another 24 goals in the Bundesliga - coming second to Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling in top scorers' chart.

Despite the summer rift, though, Klopp is not concerned that it will have a detrimental impact on Lewandowski's performances for die Schwarzgelben.

He added: "For me what he does [on the pitch] is a thousand times more important than what he says, because, what he does needs no interpretation."

Dortmund kick-off their Bundesliga campaign against Augsburg on August 10, but face Wilhelmshaven this Saturday in the DFB-Pokal first round.