Bayern Munich decide not to offer Jerome Boateng new contract. Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are in a three-way battle for free transfer.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on a free transfer next summer, according to reports in Germany.
The 32-year-old has entered the final year of his contract with the reigning European champions and has made it no secret that he would like to extend his stay at the Allianz Arena after nine years at the club.
However, according to Sport Bild, Bayern have decided not to renew the German’s deal and will instead let him leave on a free at the end of the season.
The news has sparked a three-way race between the Premier League trio, who are all reportedly interested in bringing him to London.
The report claims that Boateng was a transfer target for the Gunners this summer with Mikel Arteta still keen to strengthen his backline.
They will face competition from north London rivals Spurs, though, amid claims that Jose Mourinho is keeping tabs on Boateng’s situation.
Chelsea were also linked with the veteran defender earlier this year but Frank Lampard opted to go with Thiago Silva instead.
Credit: Daily Mail