Gotze looked to be committed to Bayern but these comments from their chairman could offer fresh hope to anyone that wants to sign him, with Liverpool linked.
Rummenigge at Bayern victory parade
Gotze appeared to rule out a move away from the Allianz Arena earlier in the week by saying that he wanted to stay at the club and fight for a place in the side under incoming boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Bayern Munich v Borussia Moenchengladbach - German Bundesliga
The 23-year-old made comments which appeared in Bild, saying: “I look forward to the new season in Munich. I’ll do everything to be in top shape during Ancelotti’s first training.”
These comments appeared to be welcomed by Germany Joachim Low and Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus, with Gotze's father also claiming to know nothing about a link to Liverpool.
However, the latest comments from Rummenigge may put a different slant on things, as he's quoted, saying: "I had talks with him and Ancelotti. Mario knows what the club thinks. Everything was clearly and seriously explained to Mario.
"Perhaps he didn’t want a disturbance during the European Championship.
"Mario has to make a decision - do I want to play regularly?”
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp before the match
This is an interesting development which may offer fresh hope for Liverpool with many reports in the UK, including one from the Liverpool Echo, which suggest the Germany World Cup winner is high on the list of targets for Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp - who worked with him during his time at Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool certainly seem keen to land the player, and given he is player that will have trust of Klopp, the likelihood is that he will be offered regular game time at Anfield even without European football next season as Klopp looks to build a team in his own image on Merseyside.
Certainly, the comments from Rummenigge will keep this story running for a little while longer.