The door is open for Mario Gotze to rejoin Borussia Dortmund if he leaves Bayern Munich, the club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has said.
Gotze could leave Bayern this summer after struggling to make much of an impact under Pep Guardiola this season, with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly interested in a reunion with the 23-year at Liverpool.
However, if Gotze does indeed leave Bayern – he is likely to wait to want to speak to incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti before making any decision – the Germany midfielder is also likely to have the option of a return to the Westfalenstadion.
“Mario is Bayern’s player,” Watzke told Bild. “His contract runs until 2017 and I have not heard, neither from the club or him, that they wish to end their collaboration.
“Under the current conditions, this is not a topic for us.
“[But] for every player who has merits for this club the door remains open, no question about it.”
Gotze, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, has made only 19 appearances in all competitions for Bayern so far this season, scoring four goals.