Bayern Munich have decided against extending centre-back Jerome Boateng’s contract and will allow the German World Cup winner to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to Sport Bild‘s Christian Falk.
The journalist claims that Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea will all be looking to sign the 32-year-old when he becomes available in the summer:
Exclusive: @FCBayern don‘t give @JeromeBoateng a new contract. in summer he is free of charge. This clubs from the premiere league are interested: @Arsenal @ChelseaFC @SpursOfficial Our Story: @BILD_Sport @altobelli13
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) November 12, 2020
Boateng is still a regular starter for Bayern, having made nine appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga club this season, but it seems they are willing to let him leave as the German side look to inject more youth into their squad.
The former Manchester City defender will be able to speak to foreign clubs in January and, we could hear some news on which club he has signed a pre-contract agreement with, in a matter of weeks.
Arsenal will lose a number of centre-backs next year with the likes of Shkodran Musfafi, David Luiz and Sokratis all having contracts that expire in 2021. Whether the Gunners will go after Boateng in order to strengthen at the back, we shall have to wait and see.