Dortmund rule out Gotze Arsenal move

Borussia Dortmund have warned any potential clubs interested in Mario Gotze that the exciting midfielder has committed his future for another year, The Daily Mail reports.

Arsenal had been interested in Gotze and made an enquiry to the German champions over the availability of their midfielder. Dortmund rebuffed approaches from both Arsenal and Premier League champions Manchester United and sporting director Michael Zorc has announced that Gotze will stay another season. Arsenal were lining up a bid in January, but Zorc’s words have doused any offer Arsene Wenger was looking to make.

Zorc said: ‘We have reached an agreement with Mario and he will still play at Borussia Dortmund next season. He has a contract until June 2014 and we have no reason to sell him. I’m no prophet, though. We would have to think about it if a team makes a £1 billion offer for him tomorrow’.

Gotze won the 2011 Golden Boy award, which acknowledges the best European under-21 player, and has scored five goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances this season. Arsenal have sent chief scout Steve Rowley to Dortmund on more than one occasion to observe the German international. Wenger also got a close look at Gotze when Arsenal played Dortmund in the Champions League group stages earlier this season. The 19 year old is also being chased by Spanish giants Real Madrid and a host of Italian sides including Inter Milan.

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