Gotze is currently one of the hottest properties in Europe after a stellar campaign with Dortmund last season saw him fast-tracked into the German national team.
Understandably, the 19-year-old's brilliant performances have garnered him the interest of the continent's leading clubs, including the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan.
Bayern themselves have a long history of poaching the best young across Germany, but Dortmund supremo Hans-Joachim Watze has been adamant the club will not consider selling Gotze to one of their Bundesliga rivals.
However, Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has continued to fan the flames by suggesting Dortmund could be powerless in preventing Gotze's exit.
"Those kind of comments [by Watzke] are quite remarkable," Rummenigge said, according to Sport Bild.
"There are three parties involved in a transfer.
"It remains to be seen whether the player agrees with him."
And while Rummenigge stopped short in outrightly declaring Bayern's interest in the youngster, he did subtly suggest that the club did have a track record in signing players of Gotze's calibre.
"There's no doubt about it that Mario is a fantastic player. He fully deserves all the recent praise.
"He not only plays spectacularly, but is also quite efficient.
"And we all know that Bayern have a preference for players who represent Germany at international level."
Despite his tender years, Gotze has already scored twice in nine caps for Germany, and notched up eight goals and 15 assists in 41 games for Dortmund last season.