Robert Lewandowski was approached over a €40 million a year move to the Chinese Super League before signing a new deal at Bayern Munich, claims his agent.
Lewandowski extended his contract at Bayern until the summer of 2021 last month after netting 59 Bundesliga goals during his two-and-a-half years at the club.
However, his agent, Cezary Kucharski, has revealed that Lewandowski was approached by an unnamed Chinese club and offered a contract that was more than €40m per season.
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That is more than Shanghai Shenhua have agreed with recent signing Carlos Tevez and would have made Lewandowski the highest-paid player in the world.
"I was contacted by an agent who brings stars to China," Kucharski told SportoweFakty.
"The club name wasn't mentioned.
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"If Lewy had decided to move to China, his salary would have been significantly higher than €40m, which means more than Carlos Tevez earns.
"Robert is not for sale right now, but I never say never. Life offers several solutions."