Ancelotti coy on Gotze future

Mario Gotze's immediate future has been cast into further doubt, after new FC Bayern München boss Carlo Ancelotti refused to confirm his imminent departure from the club.

The 23-year-old midfielder fell out of favour during Pep Guardiola's spell at the Allianz Arena, which led to intense speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.

An injury-ravaged season, coupled with a loss in form saw Gotze primarily being sidelined for most of Guardiola's final campaign, but the appointment of Ancelotti is said to offer a lifeline for the Germany international. 

Gotze expressed a desire to remain with the Bundesliga champions, but following a conversation with Ancelotti, his future continues to be in doubt.

"I've spoken to Mario on the phone. He's aware of my opinion," the Italian told ESPN.