Arsenal hold an interest in signing Jerome Boateng, who Bayern are willing to let leave for £12.8m this month, according to reports.

MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 14: Jerome Boateng of FC Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on December 14, 2019, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 14: Jerome Boateng of FC Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball. Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on December 14, 2019, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Sky Germany report Arsenal want to sign Jerome Boateng from Bayern in January. The Bundesliga club are willing to sell for €15m (£12.8m) this month, despite their defensive injury problems.

Boateng plays at centre-back, but he can also play at full-back, having done so for Bayern and Germany in the past. He could make good cover for the positions at Arsenal as a result, given the recent injury concerns in both full-back positions.

Obviously, Arsenal would primarily use the 31-year-old centrally. With Calum Chambers out and a host of unreliable options starting in his place, the Gunners could use the help.

In recent days, the media linked Arsenal to a move for Dayot Upamecano. However, Sky Germany claim Leipzig don’t want to sell in January. They’re fighting at the top of the Bundesliga and in the Round-of-16 in the Champions League right now.

There are high hopes for William Saliba, but he’s likely to remain with Saint-Etienne until the end of the season. Perhaps a player with as much experience as Boateng could help steady the ship until then.

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