Bayern Munich have suspended all transfer talks including that involving Mario Gotze to Liverpool. The decision was announced by the club’s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. He said the team would have a discussion with the player over his future at the end of the current campaign.
The Germany international has been linked with a move to Liverpool to reunite with former Borussia Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp. Gotze has managed just 10 appearances in the Bundesliga this season. However, his season has been blighted by injuries and Gotze was handed a rare start for Bayern in their 3-1 win at Stuttgart on Saturday, which extended their lead over Dortmund at the top of the standings to seven points. The 23-year-old midfielder has a little over 12 months remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena, but has, unlike Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller, signed a new deal with the giants.
Rummenigge has said he is yet to hear anything from both player and agent. He however said he would welcome any discussion between the club and the player during the off-season period.
“We are in the important weeks of the season, so we concentrate on the here and now,” he told Schwabische Zeitung.
“This is all that counts. When all the games are done, Mario is invited to come to my office and speak with Bayern on his future.
“Everything else is speculative. Neither Mario nor his agent has expressed themselves about this subject.”