The 25-year-old has been widely expected to confirm a move to Bayern in January, which seemed to put other suitors out of the race for his signature.

Lewandowski, who was instrumental in guiding Dortmund to the Champions League final last term, is still attracting Premier League interest, with Chelsea confident they can land him with Dortmund thought to be unwilling to sell to a direct rival.

But in another twist in the saga, Real Madrid are the shortest priced favourites with a leading bookmaker to clinch Lewandowski.