Mario Gotze has outlined his intention to stay at Bayern Munich and fight for his place under Carlo Ancelotti.
The German has endured a difficult season with Bundesliga and DFB Pokal champions Bayern, starting just 11 games in the league and struggling with injury and form.
Gotze has just one year remaining on his current contract at the Allianz Arena, and has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea, among other sides.
Liverpool were credited with the biggest interest in the World Cup-winner however, with claims that incoming boss Ancelotti had told him he was ‘free to leave‘ this summer.
Gotze has since responded to the reports but continued to be linked with a move to Anfield for as little as £15million.
The player’s relationship with former Borussia Dortmund manager and current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was thought to be the Reds’ main advantage in the race for his signature.
However, German newspaper Bild report that Gotze will stay and fight for his place in Germany.
The 23-year-old said: “I look forward to the new season in Munich and will do everything possible to be in top shape for my first training session under Carlo Ancelotti.”
Bild were the outlet who reported that Ancelotti had contacted Gotze to inform him he was surplus to requirements next season.