BAYERN MUNICH are unlikely to renew Chelsea and Arsenal target Jerome Boateng’s contract this summer, according to reports.
Both London clubs were chasing the experienced German international in 2020.
Jerome Boateng has made 351 appearances for BayernCredit: AP:Associated Press
Dayot Upamecano will join Bayern from RB Leipzig this summerCredit: Reuters
According to Bild, however, club bosses are unlikely to offer Boateng a contract extension, with his current deal expiring this summer.
Both teams will have to overcome interest from Italy in seizing the 76-cap defender’s signature.
Boateng is disappointed in Bayern’s lack of offer, and is claimed to still be hoping for one.
The club instead, however, are prioritising negotiations with fellow defender Niklas Sule – whose contract will have a 12 months remaining come the summer, having also already secured Dayot Upamecano’s signature for next season.
This has left Boateng feeling under-appreciated by the perennial German champions.
Since quitting Manchester City in 2011, Boateng has been a mainstay under the likes of Jupp Heynckes, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Niko Kovac and now Hansi Flick.
Bayern bosses are believed to be prioritising Niklas Sule’s contract negotiationsCredit: Reuters
Along the way, he has won a whole host of silverware, including eight Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.
Overall, Boateng has made 351 Bayern appearances.
He has also enjoyed great success at international level, winning the World Cup under outgoing Die Mannschaft boss Joachim Low in 2014.
Boateng, 32, tasted World Cup glory in 2014Credit: AFP or licensors
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