Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze is set for talks with the club’s sporting director Matthias Sammer amidst rumours of a summer move to Liverpool.
Gotze has spoken warmly about Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp and suggested he could be open to a switch to Anfield, saying: “You should ask Klopp if he wants me at Liverpool. If he wants me, he should approach me.”
Sammer has described talk of Gotze leaving Bayern in January as “madness” but does admit that the club needs a conversation with the German, who has a contract until 2017.
“I said it was madness when there were rumours about a transfer in January, whereas Mario was talking about the end of the season,” said Sammer.
“Mario’s comments were an indication that we will have to sit down at some point in the coming months and discuss his situation. That is only logical.
“I cannot see anything negative about what Mario said. He has put a few things up for discussion and we will clarify everything in the second half of the season.
“A lot of things will have been resolved by then.”