City: We’ve got back to Bayern

Bayern want to take former Hamburg defender Boateng back to the

Bundesliga and have already agreed a four-year contract with the

Germany international. However, a deal has yet to be agreed between

the two clubs after Bayern offered £12million in contrast to

City’s reported £17million valuation. The German giants’ chief

executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had accused City of not responding

to their attempts to make contact regarding the chance to discuss a

deal. City, though, insist there have been plenty of conversations

with Bayern and reiterated that the two clubs’ valuations of

Boateng ‘vary wildly’. A club spokesperson told the Sunday Mirror:

“Mr Rummenigge’s claims are something of a puzzle to us as not one

call from Bayern Munich has been left unanswered and indeed a

face-to-face meeting and several conversations have taken place on

the topic. “A personal deal has clearly already been agreed by

Bayern, directly with the player, but our respective valuations

vary wildly.” Boateng made 24 appearances for City last season

after his arrival from Hamburg, but has struggled to settle during

his time with Roberto Mancini’s side.