The Pole is under contract with the Bavarian side until 2023, meaning clubs outside Germany can negotiate terms for a free transfer from January that year.
Therefore, Lewandowski may push for a move next summer, to allow Bayern the chance to maximise their income when they sell him.
And he is reportedly set to formally request a transfer away for the chance of a reunion with Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti, despite a long and fruitful partnership with Julian Nagelsmann's side, and Bayern's strong desire to keep him.
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