Lewandowski saddened by Dortmund stay
Dortmund boss Juergen Klopp has admitted his star striker is likely to move to Pep Guardiola's side on a free transfer in a year's time, but Lewandowski wanted the move to happen sooner.
"Like always, I gave it my all for BVB during the second part of last season. I played and scored, thinking I was allowed the switch in the summer," Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
"After the talks we held I was convinced I’d be allowed a free decision about my transfer. Then everything changed.
"Sadly the situation now is I have to stay here. I am surprised about their dealings, but if BVB wants to give up on a lot of money for me, I have to respect that.”
Bayern are likely to still be in the hunt for striking reinforcements after selling Germany international Mario Gomez to Fiorentina.
And the 28-year-old has criticised the Bavarian club's public pursuit of Lewandowski, which Gomez claims has upset the forward ranks at the Allianz Arena.
He said: "There was not any backing for the strikers who were at the club. We were told not to dramatise things.
"That’s when I said, ‘I will be relaxed, let’s see who answers those Lewandowski questions I get asked all the time’. Nobody did. Nobody was willing to answer two million questions about him. The other attackers in the squad were also irritated."