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Manchester United make lowball offer for Jerome Boateng

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Manchester United have reportedly offered half of what Bayern Munich are asking for Boateng, leaving the chance of a deal in doubt.

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Per a report by SportBild, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are very far apart on a transfer fee on center-back Jerome Boateng. The Red Devils have allegedly offered just €25M, or literally half of Bayern’s asking price of €50M.

According to the information of SPORT BILD and BILD, Manchester United and Bayern Munich’s ideas about a transfer fee are far too far apart. The Red Devils are allegedly offering only 25 million euros. The record champion are asking for at least 50 million euros.

With such a large gap, it is hard to think that the two clubs will be able to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement by August 9th when the Premier League’s transfer window closes. Negotiations against a firm deadline, however, are always a cat-and-mouse game.

With Paris Saint-Germain still in the mix and Boateng’s previous links to club such as Napoli, perhaps there still could be movement for Boateng even if Manchester United or Arsenal do not come through with what Bayern thinks is a valid offer.

It is likely, however, that if Manchester United really wants to get this deal done before the window closes, the sides will find an equitable fee for an agreement.