‘Liverpool target’ Gotze in Bayern talks

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 4:00

Mario Gotze

Bayern Munich’s sporting director Matthias Sammer admits that the club needs talks with Mario Gotze amidst rumours of a Liverpool move.

Gotze has spoken warmly about Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp and has strongly hinted that he is open to a move, 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.”

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