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Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has responded to transfer speculation by stating that he pays little attention to rumours over a potential move to Arsenal.
Gotze has just one year left on his Borussia Dortmund contract and he recently been linked with a move to Arsenal. There were suggestions that Unai Emery could look to land a cut-price deal this summer, for a player who rediscovered form and fitness last term.
According to Bild, Unai Emery’s side were weighing up a move for the German World Cup winner – who had just a year left on his contract at Signal Iduna Park.
They claimed that the Gunners were keeping tabs on the ex-Bayern Munich midfielder with the club prepared to match his wage demands.
However, he is not focusing on a potential move anywhere else right now.
“I always hear these rumours, they come up every year,” declared Gotze, speaking to DAZN when asked about speculation.
“Everyone has their value and the club has to decide who fits where.”
When asked about potentially extending at the Westfalenstadion he added: “I have a year on my contract and I am comfortable in the Bundesliga.
“I am very relaxed, I wanted to play a reasonable season, contributing with my performances and focusing on myself was important for me.”
Moreover,Dortmund director Michael Zorc declared last week that the Bundesliga runners-up are hoping that Gotze will sign a new contract.
“We have heard rumours from England for years,” Zorc told Sport Bild. “As always, we are relaxed.
“Mario Götze has not approached us with a request to move. We are enjoying good exchange with Mario’s father and his advisor.
“At the beginning of the new season, we will sit down together.”