Bayern Munich set price for Germany international

German champions Bayern Munich have reportedly quoted a £50m asking price for Jerome Boateng amid interest from the likes of Manchester United and Juventus.

Boateng has spent the past seven seasons at the Allianz Arena but the club are seemingly considering his sale with his representative in discussions with potential admirers.

According to The Manchester Evening News, Bayern are prepared to accept offer from around £43m for the central defender but they could demand up to £50m with the increase in competition.

Despite this, they may not sanction the defender’s sale in a straightforward manner with concerns regarding his fitness, especially his hamstring which restricted him to just 19 Bundesliga starts last term.

Manchester United have already had similar issues with Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly in their squad and the hierarchy could restrict an approach for Boateng based on his injury record.

Meanwhile, Juventus are pretty much on the same scale after witnessing multiple injuries for Benedikt Howedes during his season-long loan from Schalke 04 last term and they would not want a similar occurrence with Boateng after spending a hefty chunk of their summer purse.

Boateng recently celebrated his sixth Bundesliga title on the bounce with Bayern and he is presently with the German national side at the World Cup. His current contract at the Bavarian giants expires in the summer of 2021.

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