By Germany correspondent Hans Matthias
Joachim Low has urged Liverpool target Mario Gotze to hold talks with incoming Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti before deciding his future.
Gotze has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the Bayern team under Pep Guardiola since joining Germany’s biggest club in the summer of 2013.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who brought Gotze through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund, is keen on taking advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the versatile forward’s situation this summer.
In turn, the Germany World Cup winner has admitted in the past he could leave Bayern at the end of the season and has spoken of his excellent relationship with Klopp.
But Low, who revealed Gotze will not start Saturday’s clash against England, has told the 23-year-old to speak to Ancelotti, who replaces Guardiola in the summer, before making any decision regarding his future.
“I had a talk with him last night about his situation at Bayern Munich and we decided he would play against Italy in Munich next week,” said Low.
“We had great talks about his situation and there will of course be a new coach in Bayern next season so the first thing he should do is talk to the new coach.”
Gotze’s Bayern contract expires in 2017 and he has yet to open talks over a new one.
Liverpool have been linked with a £37million bid to prise Gotze from Bayern in the summer transfer window.
The scorer of the winning goal in Germany’s 2014 World Cup final win over Argentina had a terrific record at Dortmund under Klopp, scoring 31 goals and supplying 44 assists from 116 appearances.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Klopp has already begun to look towards a summer revamp with his scouts checking out a potential £12million player.