Arsenal and Chelsea boosted in experienced defender chase

Jerome Boateng is believed to have grown frustrated with Bayern Munich’s failure to prioritise his stay, and is set to leave the club.

The defender is claimed to favour an extended stay with the German and European champions, but the club have supposedly prioritised a new deal for Nicklas Sule, who still has an extra 12 months on his current terms.

Boateng now looks set to leave his current club, with his replacement Dayot Upamecano already having agreed to join the club this summer.

The Sun names both Chelsea and Arsenal as keen on his signature at the end of the season, while German publication Bild (via The Sun) insists that Bayern will not be offering him a new deal when his current terms come to an end.

We currently have a number of options at centre-back, but after offloading Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis in the previous window, and with David Luiz currently out of contract this summer, there could be room for an experienced option within the squad.

Arsenal are certainly not shy of options however, with Pablo Mari, Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers all vying for first-team minutes at centre-back at present, while both Mavropanos and William Saliba are both enjoying key roles on loan in the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 respectably, but a free transfer of a player in the ilk of Boateng may well prove too good to turn down.

Patrick

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9 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Neither Arsenal nor Chelsea will be chasing an aging slow moving centre back who is past his sell buy date.

  2. Declan says:

    No no no

  3. Wyoming says:

    32 year old Boateng would be an ideal team mate for Willian. We must offer
    Boateng a 3 year 100 k p/w contract with no performance clauses. đŸ˜„
    But we could offer him a one year contract on 25k p/w with performance based clauses. Then see if he loves Arsenal enough to come on those terms and conditions.

    1. Gunner22 says:

      Yes, he meets most of our requirements
      30+, slow/retiring, mega wages, free signing, needs to be frequently injured to seal the deal. Go get him on a 3 year deal, to help us land in the league 1.

  4. Yossarian says:

    Would rather give Luiz a one-year extension, Also got Saliba that can come back. Sounds like a load of rubbish to me. Players like that should be going to the USA / China / etc. to earn their retirement nest-eggs, certainly not to Arsenal!

  5. Wenger91 says:

    No thanks!

  6. Armoury says:

    Some people are lucky to be where they are. This guy was a snail at ManCity, when he was still young. But these are the kind of players that Arteta likes most. Hopeless defender

  7. Joe. S says:

    Agree with Gunner 22. He is the perfect fit for Arsenal rest home.
    Exactly what we need. Another bloated has been looking for a comfortable retirement haven.

  8. LtDan says:

    Aren’t we always Top Heavy with crap defenders and midfielders. Do we really need any more ?

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