Update: 6:40PM EST
Sport Bild reporter Christian Falk confirmed kicker’s report:
While there have been numerous stories over the last few weeks regarding a potential exit for Jerome Boateng, kicker’s report appears to be the precursor to a formal announcement by the club.
According to the report, Bayern Munich notified Boateng’s agent of the news:
The supervisory board of FC Bayern München AG recently made the definitive decision that the central defender will not be extended. Boateng’s advisor has already been informed of this decision.
Boateng, of course, was criticized by former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß last week and kicker theorized that it was a strategic move by Hoeneß. The German outlets thinks Hoeneß made those public statements against Boateng so as to not contradict the upcoming news that the club would not offer the veteran a new deal:
Now it is understandable why Hoeneß proceeded in this way in the Boateng case: He wanted to spare the FCB board with its chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and his partners Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic possible unpleasant questions, such as this: Why does the honorary president of FC Bayern recommend the player Boateng for the national team, while the FCB management definitely discontinues the cooperation at the end of the season? A contradiction could have been made there.
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick offered a retort to Hoeneß and backed Boateng last week, but a disagreement between Flick and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic would hardly be considered big news at this point.
Boateng has not commented publicly on this report.