According to media reports, Bayer Leverkusen has denied an interest in Mario Gotze. “Mario Gotze is a good player with whom I also played in the national team. But he is not an issue for us,” said Bayer Sports Director Simon Rolfes of “Bild” (Thursday). The contract of 27-year-old Gotze at Borussia Dortmund expires this summer. Talks about extending the collaboration between the 2014 World Champion and the Bundesliga second have so far been unsuccessful. This stirs up speculation about a club change.
Most recently, Hertha managing director Michael Preetz had confirmed that former Berlin coach Jurgen Klinsmann had tried to move from Gotze to the capital during his eleven-week term: “But I didn’t get any feedback. I think it was with Mario Gotze so that he just couldn’t get him on the phone. ” In addition, Gotze is traded as a possible access to the Italian Club Inter Milan.