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Robert Lewandowski tells Bayern Munich he wants to leave alerting clubs

Bayern Munich have been rocked by the news that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski wants to leave the club and seek a new challenge away from the Allianz Arena

Robert Lewandowski has told Bayern Munich that he wants a new challenge - but the club will not allow him to leave on the cheap.

The 32-year-old striker moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and has enjoyed continued success at the Allianz Arena.

He has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokals, five German Super Cups and the 2020 Champions League.

Despite such a glittering trophy cabinet, Sky Sports News are reporting that the forward wants a new challenge away from the Bundesliga giants.

Although he is happy at Bayern Munich, he reportedly wants to secure a move to another top European club by the age of 35.

That could prove difficult given that he turns 33 on Saturday and still has two years remaining on his current contract.

Bayern value Lewandowski at £100million, a price that is designed to ward off any interest in the six-time Bundesliga top scorer.

The German giants have yet to offer the striker an extension beyond his current deal, when it could be more difficult for him to find another elite club because of his age.

Lewandowski is believed to be frustrated by Bayern's reluctance to sell, but is unlikely to do anything that would harm his relationship with the Bundesliga champions.

Considered one of the best striker's in the game, the Polish hitman is regularly talked about in the same bracket as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He scored 56 goals for club and country last season and is already off and running this time around, netting three times in Bayern's opening two games of the campaign.

His transfer stance will leave Europe's biggest clubs on red alert, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all likely to be monitoring the situation closely.