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Report: Dortmund in talks over Goetze return

Borussia Dortmund have started transfer talks with Bayern Munich over attacking midfielder Mario Goetze's possible return to Westfalenstadion, according to a media report.

Goetze won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund before joining Bayern in 2013. But he failed to secure a starting place in three seasons under coach Pep Guardiola, who has since joined Premier League side Manchester City.

The 24-year-old has also been linked in British media with a move to former Dortmund boss Juergen Klopp at Liverpool.

"I can confirm that talks with Borussia Dortmund have taken place. There have also been talks with his agent, but the deal is not done just yet. Both clubs will have to reach an agreement over a transfer fee first," Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Sport1. "I am not surprised that Goetze wants to leave." - Reuters.

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