Boateng agent rebuffs Bayern talk

Jerome Boateng’s agent has played down talk linking the Manchester City defender with a move to Bayern Munich.

Reports in Germany have suggested that Bayern are lining up a move to bring the former Hamburg star back to the Bundesliga after one season in England.

The 22-year-old has endured a difficult first season in the Premier League with injuries restricting his lack of first-team opportunities.

Bayern are thought to be in the market for defensive reinforcements and Boateng was thought to be on their wanted list.

However, Boateng’s agent, Jorg Neubauer, insists he has received no contact from Bayern for the German international.

"The whole issue is a newspaper theme," Neubauer told Kicker. "I don’t have to think about a transfer as long as no one approaches me."

When asked if Boateng would consider a move to Bayern, Neubauer said: "I cannot confirm that."