Jerome Boateng ‘attracts interest from Chelsea and Arsenal’ with Bayern Munich contract coming to an end next year and Premier League sides looking at German World Cup winner
- Jerome Boateng is set to enter the final 12 months of his deal at Bayern Munich
- Boateng was fined by Bayern recently for breaking coronavirus guidelines
- Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea could offer him an escape route
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng could leave the club this summer and spark a bidding war between Chelsea and Arsenal.
The 32-year-old is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract at Bayern and his future appears uncertain with a new deal still to be agreed.
Boateng’s relationship with Bayern has soured after he was fined by the club for breaking coronavirus guidelines regarding essential travel.
Arsenal and Chelsea will reportedly battle it out to sign Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng
Boateng is set to enter the final year of his contract at Bayern and is yet to sign fresh terms
Boateng was recently fined by Bayern for breaching social distancing guidelines in Germany
The defender has claimed he was travelling to Leipzig to see his sick son, but Bayern still enforced the fine and that could push him further towards the exit door.
Boateng was also embroiled in a heated on pitch confrontation with Bayern team-mate Joshua Kimmich before being hauled off at half-time during December’s clash with Werder Bremen.
According to FootMercato, Arsenal and Chelsea are both keen to sign an experienced centre-back this summer, with Boateng a potential option for both teams.
The Gunners reportedly attempted to sign Boateng in the January transfer window but were unsuccessful, though they could revive their interest this summer.
Boateng was also involved in a heated confrontation with Joshua Kimmich back in December
Chelsea, meanwhile, have blooded several young defenders but believe an experienced head could aid the development of their academy graduates.
Boateng would fit that criteria but the Blues have previously been unwilling to offer players over the age of 30 more than two year deals, which could prove to be a stumbling block.
The Germany international joined Bayern in 2011 after a single season at Manchester City and has gone on to make 310 appearances and score eight goals for the club.
During his time at Bayern, Boateng has lifted the Bundesliga title seven times, while he also won the 2014 World Cup with Germany.
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