Oliver Kahn has hinted to Sky Germany that Bayern Munich could yet decide to offer Jerome Boateng a new contract – in news that will certainly alert the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
SportBild reported earlier this month that the Gunners and Spurs were monitoring the 32-year-old’s situation. It was noted that he is set to become a free agent next summer.
And SportBild claimed that Bayern had no plans to extend the centre-back’s contract.
Boateng has been a regular fixture in Hansi Flick’s side this season. He has made seven appearances in the Bundesliga this term. He has also played twice in the Champions League.
And Kahn – who is an executive board member with the Bavarian giants – has hinted that the World Cup winner could yet be offered the chance to extend his stay with the club beyond this season.
“Of course we’re in contact with Jérôme,” he told Sky Germany. “We know what he has achieved and what he is able to do. We will hold talks at the appropriate time and come to a fair solution.”
TBR View: Arsenal and Spurs need to get answers in January
It may not come as a surprise to some at Arsenal and Spurs that Boateng could yet stay. He has played an important role for Bayern this term.
Of course, it may not be too long before the North London pair receive a little more clarity on what the future may hold for Boateng.
The former Manchester City man will be able to start negotiations with non-German clubs in January. So perhaps, it would be wise for the likes of Arsenal and Spurs to make their approaches when the window opens if they are indeed keen.
If his future remains unresolved, Tottenham and the Gunners may get a better idea of whether Boateng is open to moving on in the summer.
But there is surely no question that Bayern leaving the door open deals their hopes of a potential move a blow.