Bayern Munich say Mario Gotze will have to decide for himself whether he wants to move away from the club.
It is understood that the 23-year-old is a transfer target for Liverpool, where he would be reunited with his former boss at Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp.
And with new head coach Carlo Ancelotti set to begin work at the Allianz Arena, Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has refused to give Gotze any guarantees.
“I had talks with him (Mario) and (Carlo) Ancelotti. Mario knows the thoughts of Bayern,” Rummenigge told Kicker magazine. “Everything was clearly and seriously explained to Mario.
“He knows what the club thinks and what the new coach thinks. Mario has to evaluate for himself whether he wants to play constantly.”