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Boateng’s high price tag will likely keep him with Bayern Munich

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The central defender is among the best at his craft, but was speculated to be on Bayern’s list of players the club is willing to sell.

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Jerome Boateng’s future with Bayern Munich sounds a little more stable. Per a report by Süddeutsche Zeitung, there does not appear to be any clubs currently interested in paying what Die Roten want in return for the center-back.

New Bayern coach Niko Kovač will likely be happy to draw on the talent and experience of Boateng on his back line, even if the star’s performance has slipped a bit in recent months. Seemingly always battling an injury, Boateng has been limited to 82 appearances (Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, Champions League) over the past three years, and his most recent World Cup performance did little to raise his value.

At his introductory press conference, Kovač said, “I already had a Boateng in Frankfurt. As happy as I was in Frankfurt with Kevin-Prince, so happy I am now about Jerome.”

Boateng, whose role as a starter could be challenged by Niklas Süle, is rumored to be on the market for €50-60 million, but Bayern has not been able to spark any interest with that price. Unwilling to sell for anything less than the rumored fee, the club will have a deep crop of central defenders anchored by Mats Hummels, Boateng, Süle, and youngster Lars Lukas Mai to provide stability as the new season approaches.