German international Mario Gotze has revealed his desire to remain at Bayern Munich despite heavy rumours linking him to Liverpool.
The former Borussia Dortmund star endured a difficult, injury-hit 2015-16 campaign and Pep Guardiola didn’t give him much of a look-in but with Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout for next season, Gotze chances may increase.
But, speaking to Bild on Monday, the 23-year-old appeared to rule out a departure from the Allianz Arena.
“I look forward to the new season in Munich and will do everything possible to compete in top shape during my first training session under Carlo Ancelotti,” he said.
Speculation over Gotze’s future intensified earlier on Monday when he parted company with agent Volker Struth, whose company SportsTotal represent a number of Germany and Bundesliga stars, including Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos and Dortmund forward Marco Reus.
Bayern Munich won the double this season, winning the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal title.