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PSG facing FFP barrier to signing Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng

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*puts on sarcasm hat* Oh, what a pity!

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In an uproariously funny twist of fate, it seems that Paris Saint-Germain will be unable to meet Bayern Munich’s demand of 50m EUR for Jerome Boateng. The Qatari-owned French super club is finally feeling the effects of its extravagant spending habits — habits which have seen them acquire the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Now, UEFA’s Financial Fair Play might be about to bring the hammer down upon them.

Agreement between PSG and FCB not as clear as [previously] described!

According to our information, the Parisians are unwilling and currently unable to pay €50 million or more (FFP)

The bargaining continues...

This falls in line with older reports that said PSG were balking at Bayern’s price tag for the World Cup winning central defender. It is understood that Bayern are willing to leave Jerome Boateng leave, and Thomas Tuchel wants him in Paris. Jerome Boateng reportedly even broke off interest from Manchester United for sporting reasons — he prefers PSG as a destination. The only obstacle here is the price. Bayern Munich have no real sporting reason to sell, with the players and the coach all coming out in support of Jerome’s continued presence at the club. Therefore, it’s unlikely that the club will budge on its current valuation.

Negotiations are sure to continue — the transfer window doesn’t close for some time now — but for now it looks like if PSG want to get a hold of Bayern’s defensive stalwart, they will either have to sell someone or face the wrath of UEFA.