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Lewa: Bayern exit nothing to do with Bayern interest

Robert Lewandowski has denied claims that his Bayern Munich departure was due to the club's interest in Erling Haaland.

Haaland completed a move to Manchester City this summer but several of Europe's elite were interested in the Norwegian forward.

"No, that (departure) was nothing to do with Erling," Lewandowski told ESPN. "I am the guy who even if something's not good for me - truth is more important.

"I don't want to speak about what happened exactly. But if the question is if the decision to move was because of him, no, I didn't see the problem if he joined Bayern Munich.

"But some kind of people doesn't say to me the truth, say something different,' he continued. 'And for me it was always important to be clear, to stay true, and maybe for a few people that was the problem. 

"And in the end I know that something doesn't work well with my person as well and I knew that, OK I see and I feel that maybe it's a good time to move out of Bayern Munich and join Barcelona.

"I had a very good relationship with my teammates, with the staff, with the coach, and these are all things I'm going to miss because I spent a beautiful time there. And we were not only friends from the pitch but also something more. 

"But in the end this chapter is over and I open a new chapter in my life and a new chapter in my career."

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