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Former Manchester City defender linked with €50million-plus return to the Etihad Stadium

Bayern Munich are prepared to listen to offers for former Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng if any bids in the €50million to €60million region arrives, SPORT BILD reports.

The 29-year-old, who is currently at the World Cup with Germany, has made it clear to Bayern bosses that he would like a move abroad. Last summer he dreamed of a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, while Manchester United failed in an attempt to sign him in 2017.

According to SPORT BILD, Paris Saint-Germain and his former side Manchester City are two clubs who could take an interest in Boateng. Pep Guardiola worked successfully with the player during their time together at the Allianz Arena, and with Vincent Kompany often injured, Jerome could be viewed as an ideal leadership figure for the Blues defence.

Injuries have lessened the level of interest in Boateng, and Bayern’s stance is that they are happy to keep him for the remainder of his contract – which expires in 2021 – if no one is willing to meet their valuation.

Boateng had an unhappy year in Manchester, suffering injury setbacks and often being deployed at right-back by Roberto Mancini during the 2010-11 season. He was quite happy to return to Germany when Bayern Munich came calling, and has since gone on to become a world class centre-back – thanks in part to the coaching of Pep Guardiola.

Bayern are notoriously tough when it comes to selling key players – another of their stars, Robert Lewandowski, also wants to leave, but the Bavarians would not let him go easily and he would cost even more than Boateng for any interested suitors.

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