Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has recently been linked to a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.
However, the Bundesliga champions’ manager, Pep Guardiola, insisted that the star midfielder will be staying in Germany, according to The Express.
“Mario’s got a contract here, he’s my player and he’s a great player too. In my mind, he is going to be a Bayern Munich player all season. He’s a top player, but I know that it’s not only the coach who decides here. It depends on the club,” Guardiola said on Gotze’s future.
The German international has also drawn interest from Juventus, and he even admitted that he was intrigued by the thought of playing with the Serie A champions.
The 23-year-old midfielder shone for Bayern Munich in the 2014-15 season, as he scored nine goals.
Man United have been targeting various players, such as Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
They have been unsuccessful thus far in their pursuit of Ramos and appear to have no luck with Gotze either.
They have succeeded in signing players such as midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin though.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are said to be close to reaching a deal for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, who carries a £32.5m release clause.
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