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Mario Götze Staying at Bayern After Phone Call with Carlo Ancelotti?

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While BILD isn't always reliable, a report that Götze will stay at Bayern Munich after a conversation with Carlo Ancelotti will disappoint Liverpool fans.

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According to BILD, Mario Götze is set to stay with Bayern Munich after positive talks with incoming manager, Carlo Ancelotti. It is believed that a phone call with the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and AC Milan manager have convinced the 23-year-old to remain with the German giants. Any potential move to Borussia Dortmund or Liverpool appears to be NOT HAPPENING AT ALL SO PLEASE MOVE ON WITH DIGNITY. This might explain recent events in the Mario's world where he severed ties with his agent and made a short statement about focusing on his future in Bavaria. A longer statement appeared on the player's Facebook page, confirming the player's intentions and ending with #partofbayern to underline said intentions.

Liverpool were never seriously in for the player. FSG have no ambition. Everything is okay as Jürgen Klopp is here. I never wanted the player anyway. There is no way way a club in our position can get a player like that, but once again, we reveal how deluded we are. Liverpool are in trouble. All is lost. Liverpool need wingers instead of attacking midfielders. Being part of Mario isn't worth it. Well at least we tried, but Lazar Marković will rise to take his rightful place in the side. We should stick James Milner on the right and watch the magic happen. Joe Allen is the attacking midfielder we need but not the one we deserve.

Whatever your response to the news that Mario Götze probably isn't coming to Liverpool, we must accept that the summer transfer window hasn't even officially opened yet. Although players deals can be agreed for players and contracts signed, transfers cannot go through officially until next month. Liverpool's season only ended last week in a game of little consequence that this writer hardly remembers, and so, it is best to wait to see what emerges over the coming weeks. After all, Liverpool ended up with Roberto Firmino after being snubbed by Memphis Depay. Then again, Liverpool ended up with Mario Balotelli after failing to secure top targets. These transfer eventualities can work in a number of ways.

What should hearten Liverpool is the presence of Jürgen Klopp, but Götze is a wonderful player. The prospect of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho buzzing around with the World Cup winner was exciting, and given that Liverpool were largely seen as having a good chance of securing the player's signature, it represents a setback. Klopp knows and understands the player extremely well, and naturally, there would have been a plan to maximise the former Borussia Dortmund wunderkind's talents.

There isn't anything for Götze to lose by saying he wants to stay with a year left on his contract. The player is now reportedly being represented by his family and the agent of Holger Badstuber, an injury prone Bayern stalwart. Götze is the type of player Ancelotti usually appreciates, making this a move that isn't altogether that surprising. If the story from BILD is true, then surely Liverpool no longer have a chance of signing the player. The transfer window can be confusing and full of errors, and maybe Mario Götze isn't the prince that was promised in our dreams.