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Bayern Munich sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed they will not be extending Jerome Boateng’s contract once it expires at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old has been with the sextuple holders since 2011 and has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Chelsea both reportedly interested in his services.
Speaking to Sky, via Bundesliga News, Salihamidzic said: “That was a joint decision of the club’s management and the coach was also involved in it.
“I explained it to Jerome, and he was very understanding.”
During his time at the Allianz Arena, the experienced German defender has won eight Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokal trophies, two Champions League crowns and has also been involved in two Club World Cup triumphs.