German Bundesliga giants FC Bayern Munich are rebuilding their defence for the new season and for the club the final piece in the puzzle is German international defender Jerome Boateng whom the Bavarians want to sign from English Premier League side Manchester City.
"I believe that there is a chance that we will come to an agreement," Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German sports magazine Kicker.
After having signed Germany international goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from FC Schalke 04 and Brazilian right-back Rafinha from FC Genoa 93 the club looks to seal a deal for Boateng as a central defender to partner Holger Badstuber.
But there is a small problem in the transfer fee which Manchester City is demanding. The Citizens are wanting 20 Million Euros for Boateng whom they had only signed last season from Hamburger SV for 12,5 Million Euros and that is around the sum which Bayern Munich want to pay for Boateng.
Boateng isn't happy in Manchester as he wants to play as a centre-back, while coach Roberto Mancini has used him mainly as a right back in the star-studded outfit. And Boateng has made his intentions clear by saying that he would like to go to Munich.
Boateng has said, "Bayern have indicated I will play in the centre. To play there regularly is important for me because I will have a better chance of playing in the national team. It is all about whether I am released. I hope it works."
"Bayern are bigger than City, they are one of the top six teams in Europe. To play for them would be an honour," Boateng added.