By FOX SPORTS staff
Rumoured to be a long-time target of Manchester United, Lewandowski attracted more interest after his four-goal haul against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
Although reports in the German media indicate that the Polish international will be moving on to either Old Trafford or Borussia Dortmund's fierce rivals Bayern Munich, Watze told Suddeutsche Zeitung that he hopes to persuade Lewandowski to see out his current deal.
"Our desire is still that he will play for us at least one more year until his contract runs out [on June 30, 2014]," Watze stated.
With Dortmund set to contest the Champions League final against Bayern, Watze believed the club could now consider itself on par with Europe's greats.
"After winning two championships and going through to the Champions League finals, we have reached a status where we expect every player to unconditionally commit to the club," Watze declared.
Borussia Dortmund travel to Wolfsburg for their next Bundesliga fixture.