AC Milan readying swoop for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

January 12, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly ready to enter the race for out-of-favour defender Jerome Boateng.

According to Sky in Germany, the Rossoneri are interested in signing the centre-back despite having already agreed to a deal for Sevilla’s Simon Kjaer.

As per the reports, a fee of approximately €15m could be enough to satisfy Bayern Munich, with the Bavarian outfit seemingly happy to let Boateng leave this month. However, there are suggestions that Arsenal too remain an interest in the former Manchester City man and have already held discussions with Bayern over a transfer fee, loan options and the player’s wages.

Boateng, now 31, has been with the German champions since July 2011, playing an important role in seven successful Bundesliga title charges, as well as Germany’s 2014 World Cup win. In all, he has made 301 appearances for the club since signing.

Despite that, Boateng has found opportunities harder to come by this season, starting only eight of 17 league matches, hence his potential willingness in leaving the club in search of more first team football.

Should AC Milan be successful in their pursuit of the centre-back, they will hope is the key to reigniting their already disappointing season. The club are currently sitting tenth in Serie A with odds of 33/1 with William Hill for them to finish in the top four at the end of the campaign.

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