Liverpool have been encouraged in signing Germany's World Cup winner Martio Gotze after his current club Bayern Munich revealed their asking price for the attacking midfielder's sale. The Bundesliga winners are looking to part ways with the player in the summer transfer window.
According to German publication Bild (via talkSPORT), Bayern have informed the Merseyside club that a fee of £20m will help them bring the player to Anfield. The 23-year-old joined the Bavarians from their league rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
Gotze, who has one year left on his contract at the Allianz Arena has struggled for form and fitness. In the 2015/16 season, he featured in 14 league games and managed three goals in the process.
Under Pep Guardiola's guidance, the ex-Dortmund midfielder had dropped down the pecking order. The Spaniard will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in the summer and Gotze revealed he has already held talks with the incoming manager regarding his future at Bayern.
"I don't know how someone found out about the phone call. I did not know anyone was listening in. There are only a few people who know what we discussed. They know what was said and that is enough. There's nothing more to it," Gotze told Bild.
Gotze played under Jurgen Klopp during their time at the Signal Iduna Park. The Reds' boss is looking to reunite with his compatriot at Liverpool and his side are keen on securing the player's services as he has long been a priority target of the Premier League club, reports the Telegraph.
Liverpool star Roberto Firmino and Gotze's compatriot Emre Can have already urged Klopp to sign the Bayern midfielder. The Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has now joined the duo is asking Klopp to complete Gotze's transfer.
"Every German international would be a plus for any team in Europe. And so it would certainly also be with Gotze," Mignolet explained, as quoted by the Express.