Bayern Munich may have won three consecutive league titles under Pep Guardiola, but their lack of success in Europe has dampened fans' spirits.
Now, with a new regime about to commence under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern could again reign supreme, but one of their star players will almost certainly not be there to see it.
There will be some significant departures and Mario Götze is expected to leave the exile.
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We look at five potential destinations for the German star as teams across Europe get ready to lure him away from Allianz Arena.
Arsenal are preparing for a busy summer and manager Arsene Wenger should consider bringing Götze to north London to help the Gunners compete with their domestic rivals.
Mesut Özil is already on their books, and he could help tempt his Germany team-mate. A trio of Özil, Gotze, and Alexis Sanchez could help them mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.
Götze would easily fit the Arsenal mould and he should not be too expensive, as Bayern need to cash in rather than lose him for free in the future.
Chelsea are another Premier League option, as their former manager Ancelotti has said they can have Götze for £35million, according to The Sun.
The Blues have no European football to look forward to next season, so incoming boss Antonio Conte would be grateful to secure a player of Götze's calibre.
It is believed the west London outfit are keeping an eye on the situation and have held discussions with the player's representatives about a possible move to Stamford Bridge.
A move to Chelsea could see him earn first-team football again, which would be beneficial to both parties. Götze has plummeted down the pecking order at Bayern, and the arrival of Portuguese youngster Renato Sanches suggests he would play even less if he stayed next season.
Juventus have often reinvigorated players who have struggled at their previous clubs and can do the same with Götze.
The 23-year-old has been a long-standing transfer target for the Bianconeri.
He was in fact linked with a move to Turin last summer, but he decided to remain at Bayern. It looks like that was a mistake, though, as Guardiola has mainly used him as a back-up for first-choice stars Douglas Costa and Arjen Robben.
Juventus could renew their interest in the coming months, as per the Daily Mail, as Massimiliano Allegri's side continue their own quest for European dominance.
2. Borussia Dortmund
A return to Dortmund seems an easy option and by going back to the Bundesliga club, Gotze can rediscover the form that made him a revelation in his native country.
It is complicated, however, because the BVB fans do not want Gotze to join them next season. That has made Dortmund chiefs sceptical about going through with the deal, according to the Daily Mirror.
One of Dortmund's academy products, Gotze spent four years in the senior team, appearing in over 100 games and amassing 31 goals.
Being accustomed to life in Dortmund, he would settle quickly if the fans let him.
Many are eagerly anticipating a potential reunion between Götze and Jurgen Klopp, as the Liverpool boss managed him at Dortmund.
Klopp is eyeing a £20million move for the German ace, according to The Telegraph, though he will have to wait until Euro 2016 concludes, as Götze does not want to decide on his future before then.
Liverpool's style of play has been similar to Dortmund's since Klopp took charge, and that could help the attacking midfielder to settle.
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