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The 19-year-old says that he feels that an offer from the Catalan giants would be impossible to turn down, though he is not focusing on a potential move away at present

Borussia Dortmund starlet Mario Gotze has stated that, if he is to depart the Signal Iduna Park side, he would prefer a transfer to Barcelona.

The young star has been perenially linked with a move away from the German champions, with London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Manchester United, often mooted as a possible destination for the 19-year-old. The Germany international nonetheless is not concerned with the interest from these sides.

"I do not know how serious and concrete these requests are, but I am not busy with the possibility of moving," he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "But of course, such offers flatter me!"

However, when asked whether there is a club he could not turn down, Gotze has intimated that a transfer to the Champions League holders would be preferrable.

"Barcelona is definitely a dream. Every player would like to play there," he revealed.

Gotze has a contract with Dortmund that is set to expire in 2014, and has previously stated that he has no intention of leaving in the coming months. BVB have also confirmed they will not sell their prized asset.

Dortmund are currently second in the Bundesliga, level on 34 points with third-placed Schalke.

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