Kovac: Nothing new about Boateng amid Man United interest

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The Bayern Munich boss was asked about his defender's future amid rumours of a Premier League switch

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac said there is no news regarding defender Jerome Boateng amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Germany centre-back Boateng has been linked with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, with Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming contact between the two clubs last month.

However, Premier League giants United have joined the race to sign the 29-year-old former Manchester City defender according to German reports.

Asked about Boateng following Bayern's 1-0 win over United in Sunday's friendly at Allianz Arena, Kovac told reporters: "Regarding Jerome, there's nothing new.

"Jerome has played a really good match today when he came in.

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"I am happy about him being with us again. Not only him but also the others."

Boateng is contracted to Bayern until 2021 but appears set to depart Bavaria ahead of 2018-19.

Since leaving City for Bayern in 2011, Boateng has won six successive Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy among others.

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