In an interview with 'Sky Sport News', Salihamidzic has provided a new chapter in the 'Lewandowski case', which looks set to drag on into the summer. Barcelona, for their part, have also responded.
According to 'Bild', the Catalan giants have raised their offer to 35 million euros fixed, plus another five million euros in variables. The Polish striker's contract expires in a year and he has already made clear his desire to leave Germany.
A similar proposal to the one Bayern launched to sign Sadio Mane, who is already a Bavarian player after a similar situation at Liverpool, with whom he was still tied until June 2023.
However, Bayern Munich's response is expected to be negative. The German board will not let the star of their attack leave for less than 50 million euros, a figure that is difficult for the 'Cules'.
"I think we had a very good conversation. It's true, I was there. Oliver Kahn was also there, we talked, we each explained our position, but we also talked about the details that I don't want to comment on. But it was a good conversation," the Bayern sporting director confessed.
Salihamidzic was "convinced" of Lewandowski's continuity at the Allianz Arena. "He is a professional and has big goals in his career. That's why it can be solved," he underlined.
"So far he is 100 per cent. July 12th is his first day of work, so I'm waiting for him. But I'm not treating him now because we've had other things to do. I think everything is a bit calm. We still have a lot to do," he said.
Finally, Salihamidzic stressed: "I can only repeat it again: he has an employment contract until 2023. It's 12th July, he will be welcome in Munich and he will also be there for the first training session. At least, I hope so...".