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Paris Saint-Germain is pursuing Jerome Boateng

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PSG is ready to make a move for Boateng, who has already expressed his interest in leaving Bayern.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Jerome Boateng of Muenchen looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Jerome Boateng of Muenchen looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
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Jerome Boateng has already expressed his interest in potentially leaving Bayern Munich this summer, and the club is willing to let him go if the right offer comes across the table. Bayern’s reported €50-60 million valuation of the center back is said to be a bit steep for the clubs that were initially interested in him, but French giants Paris Saint-Germain now appear to be ready and willing to splash the cash for him. Boateng’s current contract with Bayern runs through 2021, which is why the club doesn’t want to let him go for anything under €50m.

French media outlets Paris United and Le10Sport are reporting that Boateng’s representatives have already met with members of PSG’s staff to try and sort out a deal that can now be advanced given Germany’s early exit from the World Cup. Tactically for PSG, bringing in Boateng would presumably fit Thomas Tuchel’s preferred system of playing three center backs with two, more-advanced wing backs. Boateng could slot in to the back three alongside Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, with wings backs Layvin Kurzawa and Dani Alves pushed forward on the flanks.

Paris Saint-Germain Present New Coach Thomas Tuchel
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 20: Thomas Tuchel of Germany is presented by President of PSG Nasser Al Khelaifi (left) as new coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Parc des Princes stadium on May 20, 2018 in Paris, France.
Thomas Tuchel poses with PSG President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
(Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

The comments Boateng made back in May before the DFB-Pokal final (via FourFourTwo) now seem to be coming full circle with the reports coming out of Paris, as a move to the French capital would present him with a completely new experience:

Foreign counties are always interesting. You do not have many chances. Everyone has to decide for himself whether he wants to gain experience again. I’m a different age now than I was at Manchester City and now at the point of thinking about it again. Of course, it’s very difficult to get away from Bayern. That would not be a decision against Bayern, I’ve been feeling very well in Munich for years

Despite the heightened reports of the rendezvous between PSG and Boateng’s representatives, Christian Falk of SportBild is reporting that no official offers have yet been made for Boateng: