Arsenal and Chelsea transfer boost with Jerome Boateng free to leave Bayern after Dayot Upamecano arrival this summer

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.

But the 32-year-old had something of a renaissance in the Bayern first team; regaining his starting position and featuring heavily as they lifted the Champions League in Lisbon.

According to Bild, however, club bosses are unlikely to offer Boateng a contract extension, with his current deal expiring this summer.

This could hand the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal the opportunity to pounce, with new Blues boss Thomas Tuchel in particular believed to be a fan.

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.


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.

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