Report: AC Milan offered Arsenal-linked Bayern defender – the Rossoneri’s response

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have rejected the chance to sign Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng, a report claims, as their search for a defender continues.

The Rossoneri are in the market for a new centre-half, and that search has seemingly become more urgent given that multiple sources are reporting Mattia Caldara is set to leave and rejoin Atalanta.

Both Di Marzio and MilanNews.it are claiming that Milan and the Bergamo club have struck an agreement on the basis of an 18-month loan with option to buy set at €15million. That would mean that Stefano Pioli has just Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Matteo Gabbia at his disposal when bearing in mind Leo Duarte’s injury.

According to Calciomercato.it, Milan have been offered the chance to sign Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich this month. The Germany international is ‘open to new experiences’ as he is out of favour at the Bundesliga champions.

However, the outlet adds that the response from Paolo Maldini and co. was negative due to the 31-year-old’s high salary: he earns €5.5m-a-year currently.

The report mentions that Boateng has admirers in England, and Bild recently reported that Arsenal are among the teams in the running. Footmercato add that Arsenal have officially contacted Bayern over a January move for the centre-back, possibly on loan.


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