Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to talk about the transfer speculation linking him with Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze, Skysports reports.
The 23-year-old attacker has been struggling to hold down a regular role with the Bundesliga giants since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund back in 2013.
Klopp has now been alerted by his lack of playing time and is believed to be keen on bringing him to Anfield as part of his summer overhaul.
He reassured the fans that both Joel Matip and Marco Grujic are set to join at the end of the season, but has stayed quiet on the future of Gotze despite praising him for his recent international performance.
“It shouldn’t surprise you that we don’t talk about any names,” he said. “We can talk about [Joel] Matip and [Marko] Grujic, because these are fixed deals,” he said.
“Seriously, I never comment on any rumours. I´m happy for Mario that he played such a good game [for Germany v Italy] after being out for a long time with an injury. In addition to that, there is nothing more to say.”
The Reds are currently ninth on the Premier League table, but the German boss hopes to mount a top four challenge next season.
Gotze has only featured 12 times in all competitions for his side this term, so far managing to score four goals while providing another two assists.