FC Bayern München manager Jupp Heynckes has refused to comment on the latest speculation linking Robert Lewandowski with a move to Real Madrid.
Los Blancos have been credited with a long-standing interest in the Poland international, who has surpassed the 30-goal mark in each of his four seasons at the Allianz Arena.
The Spanish giants have reportedly made Lewandowski a priority target for the 2018/19 campaign to help lighten Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal-scoring burden.
Heynckes chose to sidestep the rumours for fear of adding fuel to the fire but feels the 29-year-old striker would be better suited to staying in Munich.
“If I was a player or a trainer, I would always choose Bayern Munich,” he said at a news conference.
“Bayern Munich is something special in Europe, and if you are playing for Bayern Munich you have already reached the pinnacle for any player.
Responding to the reports, Heynckes added: “We don’t know anything for sure – it’s merely speculation. I don’t want to comment because it’ll be used to hype up the situation.
“Lewandowski would be well advised to concentrate on Bayern. He not only scores a lot of goals, he’s one of the best players in his position in the world.
“We need him in top form to progress in the Champions League with everything working in attack.”