Reports have emerged claiming that Bayern Munich are ready to take a drastic step in forcing Mario Gotze out the exit door.
Gotze has insisted he wants to stay under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, however, Bayern powerbrokers have publicly urged him to move on.
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund remain keen to take Gotze off Bayern’s hands, while Arsenal were also linked last weekend.
And El Mundo Deportivo says Bayern are ready to go nuclear in their stand off by not registering Gotze for the Champions League next season.
Bayern hope the decision will convince Gotze he must leave this summer.