Bayern Munich don’t plan to hand Jerome Boateng a contract extension and they want to sell him this summer, according to reports in Germany.

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: Jerome Boateng of FC Bayern Munich runs with the ball on December 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Kicker report that Bayern Munich aren’t planning contract extension talks with Javi Martinez or Jerome Boateng. The two don’t seem to have a future with the Bundesliga club, despite their contracts lasting until 2021.

The German outlet also claims Bayern bosses want to avoid losing the duo on free transfers next summer. As a result, the only logical conclusion is that they sell this summer or in January. The sooner the better if they want to get a half-decent price.

If we believe the media reports over the last few months, Arsenal are one of the clubs after Boateng. Chelsea are also in for the centre-back after he played so well against them in their 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Boateng is up to 24 competitive appearances for the season so far, helping Bayern to nine clean sheets. He’ll get a chance to play for his current club a bit more starting from next weekend, when the Bundesliga returns.

Bayern don’t want him and he has a year on his deal at 31 (32 in September). It’s quite likely he’ll leave in a cut-price deal if they can find a buyer. I wouldn’t rule Arsenal out of a bargain deal for an older centre-back right now.

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