Date: 3rd January 2020 at 1:00pm
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have reportedly opened talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Jerome Boateng, according to reports in Germany.

The are currently drawing up a shortlist of potential centre-backs after learning will miss up to nine months of action after rupturing his ACL during the defeat to last Sunday.

Red Bull Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano remains on ’s radar following a failed £55million bid for the 21-year-old last summer, while they have also identified Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake as a possible recruit.

However, according to Sky Sports (via Metro), are also exploring a cheaper alternative in Boateng.

The reports suggest have already entered talks with Bayern over a deal this month for the German defender. However, while Bayern are willing to sell, they would want at least £12.75million.

Despite making 15 appearances for Bayern this season, the 31-year-old’s position in the side is under threat from Benjamin Pavard, and Niklas Sule.