Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze next summer, and the German has done little to dispel such rumours.
Gotze has confirmed that he still keeps contact with the Liverpool manager, and both exchange texts often. Liverpool probably haven’t officially spoken with Gotze, but the German could be open to move in the summer.
“We are texting now and again. He was my coach at Borussia Dortmund, but there is nothing special,” said Gotze in an interview.
Bundesliga expert Rapahel Honigstein believes that Gotze could move to Liverpool in the summer.
Götze is certainly injured enough for LFC. Unlikely to come back before February. But seriously: could well happen in the summer
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) January 8, 2016
The 23-year-old hasn’t played much this season with injury, and as per report in Germany, the former Dortmund player is unlikely to get a new contract at Bayern.
His current contract expires at the end of the next season, and selling him in the summer would see Bayern receive a fee for his services.
Gotze would cost in the region of £37m, but even at that price, he would be a bargain signing for the Reds.
Manuel Neuer not interested in Premier League move
Bayern’s world class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has ruled out a move to Manchester City in the summer.
The 29-year-old who joined Bayern from Schalke in 2011 is under contract until 2019, has been touted as one of Guardiola’s main target when he takes charge for City next summer.
Neuer claims that he is not interested in big-money move to the Premier League, as he likes to play in the Bundesliga.
“I am not affected by it predominantly because I like to play in the Bundesliga,” Neuer said. “I know which teams play here and what type of football is played. I like the way our team plays very much.
“I’ve still got a long-term contract, and everything is OK. It all fits.”
Meanwhile, David Alaba, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester City and Real Madrid, has reportedly agreed to extend his current terms at Bayern.
Alaba’s contract is due to expire in 2018, but Bild claims the defender will put a pen to paper shortly.