Liverpool spurred as Bayern delay Gotze talks until May

Date published: Tuesday 12th April 2016 11:43

Mario Gotze: Future will be discussed in May

Mario Gotze: Future will be discussed in May

Mario Gotze has not spoken of his desire to leave Bayern Munich and the club will hold future talks with the player at the end of the season, according to chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Rummenigge claims he is happy to meet with the 23-year-old Gotze at the conclusion of the Bundesliga season to discuss the Germany international’s future.

Gotze’s contract expires in the summer 2017, but unlike Javi Martinez, Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng, who have all recently extended their contracts, Gotze has yet to pen a new deal.

That has led to speculation that Gotze, who started in the weekend’s win at Stuttgart, is heading for a summer exit from the Allianz Arena after a frustrating season disrupted by injury which has seen him limited to only 15 appearances in all competitions.

Gotze recently revealed that he still texts former manager Jurgen Klopp, but admitted that a move to Liverpool is not imminent.

Now at Bayern Munich, Gotze has long been linked with a reunion with his former boss, who managed him at Borussia Dortmund from 2009 until his 2013 exit.

Liverpool are believed to have made the World Cup winner one of their top summer targets and reports suggest Gotze has indicated he would be open to a move to Anfield and a reunion with Klopp.

Rummenigge though claims neither Gotze nor his agent has spoken to him about leaving Bayern, but he has made it clear he does not want to discuss any transfers until the Bundesliga campaign is over on May 14.

“We are in the important weeks of the season, so we concentrate on the here and now,” he told Schwabische Zeitung.

“This is all that counts. When all the games are done, Mario is invited to come to my office and speak with Bayern on his future.

“Everything else is speculative. Neither Mario nor his agent has expressed themselves about this subject.”

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