Bayern issue new warning to Gotze over game time

Mark Holmes
Mario Gotze: Bayern Munich forward wanted by Liverpool

Mario Gotze: Bayern Munich forward wanted by Liverpool

Liverpool target Mario Gotze has again been warned by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge he is unlikely to be a regular at Bayern Munich next season.

Gotze, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract, made just 11 Bundesliga starts this campaign under departing manager Pep Guardiola.

The 23-year-old said earlier this week he was looking forward to the new season at Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti, Rummenigge has cast doubt over how much he will actually play.

“We made everything clear to Mario,” the Bayern Munich chief executive told German newspaper Kicker.

“He knows what the club thinks and he knows what the future coach thinks.

“Mario has to consider for himself whether he wants to constantly get minutes.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also in the market for a left-back and has bid for Lorient’s Raphael Guerreiro, who would cost around £9million, according to the French club’s vice-president.

There will also be outgoings, with Martin Skrtel almost certain to end his eight-year stay at Anfield.

“Besiktas is one of those interested in Martin, but we’re haven’t reached a point where I can confirm Martin is going there, or anywhere else,” his agent Karol Csonto told TV Markiza in Slovakia.

“But I can say that it is 90 per cent sure Martin will leave Liverpool, but it is far from closed.”