The on-and-off rumors of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng joining Thomas Tuchel in Paris have seemingly come to an end. The transfer amount stopped the deal from progressing any further despite the German international and the French club nearing negotiations regarding Boateng’s contract.
According to a recent report by Welt recent report, PSG had raised their bid to pay a €40 million transfer fee, which Bayern had previously demanded, but now the German champions are not prepared to negotiate unless PSG offers a sum of at least €50 million.
Niko Kovac, Uli Hoeneß, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, David Alaba, and Thomas Muller all recently shared their thoughts on Boateng’s future at Bayern. Each one of them said that they hope he'd stay. Since the transfer window is going to close within hours, it seems as if he will not have the opportunity to leave.
Hence despite friction between Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the veteran center-back, it appears that Kovac will obtain his wish to keep Boateng in his center-back rotation.
Interesting @julienwolffwelt exclusive. Jerome Boateng "definitely wants to move to PSG" who have offered the previously agreed €40m transfer fee. But Bayern have suddenly moved the goalposts to €50m. https://t.co/hgWkeaB60P— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) August 30, 2018
NOT SO FAST... (UPDATE)
According to ESPN’s Mark Lovell, PSG are not done yet. I have no idea what that means, but it seems that Bayern is trying to play a bit of hardball just as the transfer window closes. Boateng has already met with Thomas Tuchel and agreed to the transfer, but Bayern seems to be hoping that PSG blinks first and coughs up the extra money.