United midfield target enters 'talks' over club exit

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Mario Goetze is set to enter crisis talks with Borussia Dortmund, CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed, after the youngster said that he might consider exiting the club.

Goetze has been a star in the Bundesliga since the 19-year-old moved through the youth ranks to the senior side in 2009, and while he has been attracting attention from numerous clubs, Dortmund have insisted they will nurture the midfielder into a star.

But after the Manchester United target said that he might make a move away, Watkzke has admitted that crisis talks are taking place at the German side.

"There are no discussions with other clubs, not even with Bayern Munich," he insisted.

"If that might no longer be the case by 2012, we will have to talk.

"We will talk with Mario to find out if there is a change in his attitude."

Goetze’s agent, Volker Struth, also confirmed that there had been no talks with any club, including United, about the starlet making a move.

"Mario's statements refer to the distant future," he said.

"For us it means that when he eventually does move, he will only go to a club who play in the Champions League.

"We will have no talks [with other clubs]. Mario has a contract until 2014 and wants to honour it.

"We always had the impression that Mario was happy with us.”

United are continuing to monitor the situation, as Goetze fields interest from top teams across the continent.

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