Bayern Munich want £20 million for Chelsea target Jerome Boateng this summer.
Despite the transfer ban that we are still appealing, there has been a lot of transfer talk in the media over the past few month all linking the clubs with a move for German International Boateng.
Maurizio Sarri knows he needs to add some quality to the back-lines as his defence has simply not been good enough this season and has been eyeing up a bargain deal for Boateng, as the centre-back is not first-choice under Niko Kovac.
Now the Italian boss has been handed a real boost in their chase to land Boateng with reports on the Daily Mirror claiming Bayern will accept a fee of around £20 million for the former World Cup winner.
it comes just a few days after Bayern president Uli Hoeness suggested the German may have already played his final game for the club.
Speaking to BR, Hoeness stated: “I would recommend him as a friend to leave the club.
“He needs a new challenge. Recently he has seemed out of place.”
Meanwhile, we have been told Matthijs de Ligt is ready to move to one of Europe’s elite clubs, according to journalist Henry Winter.
Regarded as one of the finest talents over the past decade, De Ligt has been linked with some of the games biggest and best clubs over the past few months after a stunning season with Ajax.
We have been heavily linked with a move for De Ligt, despite their transfer ban, as Current boss Maurizio Sarri knows he needs to improve the back-line in order to challenge for the premier League title.
Now Henry has told the likes of Chelsea that De Ligt is ready to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe, despite only being 19-years of age.
In terms of leadership and potential, The Times’ journalists compares him to when Tony Adams came through the ranks at Arsenal.
“He’ll leave – there are so many places he could go to but Barcelona is the obvious destination,” Winter added.
“He reminds me in terms of a leader as when Tony Adams came through at Arsenal. He was captain at a young age. Everyone at the club back then could see he’s natural leader and a winner. De Ligt is the same.”