Bayern Munich Thiago Gotze
Mario Gotze

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are considering an approach in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze in the summer, according to the Express.

The 21-year-old joined the Bavarian club from their league rivals Borussia Dortmund last summer. The German international had an impressive spell at Signal Iduna Park and was hopeful of emulating the same with his current employers.

However, Gotze has seen his first team appearances restricted this season as he has featured in only 27 league games, which includes only 20 starts. He has managed 10 goals and five assists in the process.

Despite his impressive form, the German attacking midfielder has expressed his frustration due to lack of playing time under Pep Guardiola.

"Of course I am not happy (with first-team action). But I will continue to work hard and fight for a place in the first XI. I hope I am able to regain the trust of the manager and play regularly from the start," the Express quoted Gotze as saying.

His comments have alerted the Premier League trio as United, Chelsea and Arsenal are set for a summer battle in tempting Gotze leave Bayern in the summer.

Meanwhile, Gotze's club and country teammate Thomas Muller is also unhappy at Bayern as he has set his sights on moving to Old Trafford.

Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has urged the unhappy players at the club to walk into his office to discuss their future.

Guardiola was subjected to criticism following the outgoing European champions' exit from the Champions League after suffering a 5-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the semi finals.

Rummenigge has backed the former Barcelona boss saying Guardiola is the right man to lead the German champions.

"Not one piece of paper can fit between Pep Guardiola and the entirety of Bayern. He is a very great, very successful coach, with a clear philosophy and vision, and also a wonderful man. We can all count ourselves fortunate he opted for Bayern," Bayern chief explained.

"There has been a bucketload of malice in the last few days. We have been outstanding with this system and these players this season. A defeat in the Champions League does not make it all bad. There is no shame, and certainly no drama," he added.

With Guardiola set to stay beyond this season, Gotze would reconsider his future at Allianz Arena and the League trio could make an approach in acquiring the German midfielder's services.