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Bayern striker Lewandowski's former agent detained in Poland

Robert Lewandowski’s former agent in Poland was detained by police on Tuesday following allegations that he blackmailed the Bayern Munich striker for money.

Warsaw prosecutors’ office spokesman Marcin Sadus said they ordered the detention of Cezary Kucharski as part of their investigation into Lewandowski’s report of criminal threats made against him.

Sadus said searches were carried out at Kucharski’s home and offices.

Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his side's 2nd goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Gdermany, Saturday, Oct.24, 2020. (Matthias Balkdpa via AP)

Polish media reported last month that Kucharski demanded 20 million euros ($23.3 million) from Lewandowski for their past business cooperation.

Lewandowski denies owing him money.

Kucharski, a former Poland national team player and a former lawmaker for the liberal opposition Civic Platform party, was Lewandowski’s manager in Poland for 10 years until 2018.

Robert Lewandowski of Munich, right, celebrates his opening goal with team mates during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Gdermany, Saturday, Oct.24, 2020. (Matthias Balkdpa via AP)

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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, left, and Atletico Madrid's Koke battle for the ball during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader,Pool)

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, centre, contests for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Renan Lodi, left, and Felipe, right, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader,Pool)

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski battles for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Felipe, right, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader,Pool)

Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his opening goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Gdermany, Saturday, Oct.24, 2020. (Matthias Balkdpa via AP)