Mario Götze has failed to live up to his potential following his move to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund three years ago.
Incoming Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has given Liverpool renewed hope in their pursuit of German international Mario Götze.
The Italian was particularly vague and non-committal when he told German sports publication Bild that he has spoken to Götze regarding his plans for next season.
"I’ve spoken to Mario on the phone," he said. "He’s aware of my opinion.”
Although Ancelotti's comments are open to interpretation, Bild firmly believe that Götze's future lies away from the Allianz Arena. They claim he will either leave this summer or see out the remaining year of his contract with limited involvement in the first-team and leave on a free transfer next year.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already urged the 23-year-old to leave Bayern, telling German sports publication Kicker:
"We made everything clear to Mario. He knows what the club thinks and he knows what the future coach thinks. Mario has to consider for himself whether he wants to constantly get minutes."
With this stark admission from Rummenigge, and Ancelotti's comments regarding Götze, it is highly likely the German World Cup winner is still available for transfer.
According to Kicker, Götze's potential transfer to Liverpool collapsed due to the player switching agents. The report claimed a €25 million move had been agreed by his former representatives Sports Total, and would have bumped up his wages to €12million a year.
German national team coach Joachim Löw has previously stated a move away from Munich could benefit Götze in an interview with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Liverpool are crying out for a player of Götze's class, and their fans will be hoping his former manager Jürgen Klopp can work his magic in the transfer window and bring the diminutive magician to Anfield.