Following several crossed words between the management at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Joachim Low has weighed in on the issue of Mario Gotze's future.
The Germany coach has opined that the 19-year-old starlet will not move to Munich if BVB insist upon not keeping their prized asset out of the grasps of a rival club.
"I think that the days are gone when FC Bayern could simply take away a player from Dortmund," Low told Sport Bild.
According to the DFB trainer, the defending champions have the financial stability to turn down even a substantial offer. "Dortmund are quite competitive," he added.
On the other hand, Low believes that Gotze "will end up some day at a top club abroad".
His comments come just days after Uli Hoeness revealed Bayern's interest in the playmaker, causing a swift backlash from Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp and Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Low also revealed that, at present, there is no favourite striker in his team.
"Between Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez there is now a competition among equals," he said. "Miro has performed regularly for the national team and in the past three World Cups was our best striker. But Mario has performed well even with the national team and has shown outstanding form recently."
Klose is second on Germany's list of most capped players and most prolific goalscorers, but at age 33 is nearing his retirement. Gomez has historically been criticised for his performance on the international stage, but has scored five goals in his last five international appearances.