Jurgen Klopp is targeting a £37million summer bid to take Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze to Liverpool.
The 23-year-old World Cup winner’s contract expires in 2017 and he has yet to open talks over a new one.
That means, remarkably, Klopp could land his former player - Gotze was brought through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund by the Reds boss - for a reduced fee.
Asked about a reunion, Gotze refused to commit his long-term future to Bayern. He said: “I’m under contract here until 2017. We will see what happens. No-one has contacted me yet.”
Gotze has struggled to break into the Bayern team under Pep Guardiola since joining Bayern in the summer of 2013.
He scored the winning goal in Germany’s World Cup Final win over Argentina in 2014.
He is currently injured and expected to be out of action until February meaning any approach won't happen until the summer.
Carlo Ancelotti is set to succeed Guardiola this summer but Gotze is understood to be interested in a move as, by that point, he will have just a year left on his contract.
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