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Daily Schmankerl: PSG out on Boateng; Klopp laments BVB; Man U wants Kroos; and MORE!

It’s finally Friday... and PSG just might not be able to afford Jerome Boateng. Now who would have suspected that?

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PSG is no longer interested in Jerome Boateng (L’Equipe)

Per a report from L’Equipe in France, Paris Saint-Germain is balking at the transfer fee and salary for Jerome Boateng. In fact, the high cost has made the center back “not a priority for PSG.”

To date, it is unlikely that the 2014 world champion will join Paris. Beyond the sports needs of PSG detailed above, the figures about Boateng — 1 million euros net salary per month and a transfer fee between €50M and €60M do not appear likely to make the deal easily conceivable.

So, with Bayern wanting somewhere between €50M-€60M and Boateng wanting a salary of €12M, it looks like PSG thinks that is just a bit too much for the defender. The trickle down effect if Boateng stays is really just that Bayern is far less likely to make an offer on VfB Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard during this transfer window. Boateng has been linked to destinations in Serie A and the Premier League as well, but it has been relatively silent of late. Perhaps those teams will now re-enter the race for the German international.

Klopp thinks Borussia Dortmund was bound for greatness if the 2011 core would have stayed together (BBC Sport)

Jurgen Klopp is never short on enthusiasm, hugs, or opinions and in his mind, the 2011-2012 core group from Dortmund was headed to great things if only it could have stuck together. With talent such as Robert Lewandowski, Mario Götze, Mats Hummels, İlkay Gündoğan, and Ivan Perišić among others on that squad, it’s probably hard to argue.

Klopp says Liverpool have to “prove” they are no longer a selling club and faces a “similar” situation to what he had at Dortmund.

”Years ago I was at Dortmund,” he said. “If they had let us play for the next four years with the Dortmund team of 2011 we would have won the Champions League at least once.

Manchester United still chasing Toni Kroos (SportWitness)

As captured by SportWitness, AS report that Toni Kroos is the primary target of Red Devils coach Jose Mourinho. Kroos, the German international currently suiting up for Real Madrid, would not seem likely to want to leave Los Blancos, but Manchester United has some serious coin to make even the most stoic German crack a smile at the thought of swimming in a pool of loot à la Scrooge McDuck.

The Spanish newspaper claims the ex-Chelsea boss has set his sights on Toni Kroos. On June 28th, the same publication reported United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was ‘willing to make a great offer’ for the German international. United’s manager ‘insists’ that the club sign the former Bayern Munich player to bolster his midfield. Kroos’ current deal with the La Liga giants runs down in 2022 and has a €500m release clause.

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