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Report: AS Roma spurns deal for Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng

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Bayern Munich veteran defender Jerome Boateng has been rumored to be on his way out of Bavaria for over two years, but AS Roma did not quite want to take on the 30-year-old’s salary.

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Per a report from Calciomercato, Bayern Munich offered veteran center-back Jerome Boateng to AS Roma for €15 million, but the Italian side has declined the proposal due to Boateng’s salary:

According to the information gathered exclusively by Calciomercato.it, an agent-intermediary close to Bayern Munich — who are willing to sell (Boateng) for at least 15 million euros — proposed the 30-year-old German, who is not part of (Niko) Kovac’s plans, to (AS Roma sporting director) Gianluca Petrachi. The Giallorossi sports director’s response was negative. It is likely that the class ‘88 was ‘rejected’ above all, for an economic reason considering it would be a rich commitment.

Also according to the report, AS Roma believes it can get a better deal for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani than it could for the more-expensive Boateng.

According to Capology, Boateng’s salary is €11,959,000 per year through the 2021 season. Would AS Roma be willing to take on Boateng if Bayern Munich either lowered the requested fee or ate some of the center-back’s salary? That is a question that will likely be hammered out over the next few days.

Sitting as the fourth option at center-back on the Bayern Munich roster, however, does not appear to be very appealing to Boateng — and rightfully so for the decorated veteran.