United playmaker target reveals Champions League dream

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Manchester United target Mario Gotze has refused to rule out leaving German champions Borussia Dortmund reports talkSPORT.

The 19-year-old playmaker has attracted attention from a host of European clubs after playing an integral part in the Bundesliga giants' title triumph last season.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a known admirer of Gotze, as Manchester United continue to be linked with a host of attacking midfield stars as they look to fill the Old Trafford void left by the retired Paul Scholes.

United are yet to make a bid, but they may be forced to act quickly after it emerged that Bayern Munich are monitoring the situation with a view to hijacking the deal.

Both clubs will be boosted by the German international's comments that he will leave Dortmund if the club fails to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next year.

"I designed a plan with my agent, Volker Struth which stipulates that I will always play in the [Champions League]," confirmed Gotze. "That's my goal and that is important to me. But no-one can predict what will happen in the coming months and years.

"It is an honour, of course, if a big club like Bayern Munich are interested me. Basically I cannot and will not rule out anything.

"I have a contract signed until June 2014 but I really do not know what can happen in the coming months. It depends on many things and I now prefer to live day by day and improve my game with the team and fight for everything."

As Ferguson continues his rebuilding process of the Manchester United squad, Gotze could be central to the reigning Barclays Premier League champions plans for success moving forward.

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