The Polish goal machine told Sky Germany that he informed the club “that the decision has been made, and that I am not extending my contract with FC Bayern.”
He also added that he aims to “find the best solution for both sides.”
However, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said that he was informed that Lewandowski aims to move on, but “the fact is that he has a contract signed until June 30,2023.”
According to media reports, Spain’s FC Barcelona is eager to buy Lewandowski for EUR 40 million.
Lewandowski recently won FIFA’s Best Men’s Player award for the second year running, in recognition of his goal-scoring feats for Bayern Munich and the Polish national team.
He was named the winner of the annual award for the second consecutive year at an online ceremony broadcast from FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Pole eclipsed the two soccer greats and a field of other big names including Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil's Neymar, and France's Karim Benzema, to pick up the coveted FIFA prize, which aims to select the world player of the year.
The award was determined through a voting process in which four groups had an equal say: football fans, selected media representatives, and the captains and head coaches of national teams from around the globe, according to the fifa.com website.
Lewandowski, who captains Poland’s national team, in December won two Globe Soccer Awards in the United Arab Emirates for his goal scoring exploits last year.
At the end of November, the Polish marksman was announced Striker of the Year and overall runner-up in the annual Ballon d’Or vote held by France Football magazine.
Lewandowski in September last year picked up the annual European Golden Shoe award for the highest scorer in European football.