Manchester United and Arsenal on alert as Jerome Boateng is told to leave Bayern Munich

first_img Phil HaighMonday 27 May 2019 10:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link60Shares Comment Manchester United and Arsenal on alert as Jerome Boateng is told to leave Bayern Munich Advertisement Advertisement Jerome Boateng is set for a move away from Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty Images)Jerome Boateng has been told to leave Bayern Munich this summer by the club’s president, alerting the attention of a number of big clubs around Europe.The 30-year-old is no longer a guaranteed starter in the Bayern defence and has not made more than 20 league starts for the club in any of the last four seasons.The Bundesliga champions no longer require the services of the Germany international and he will be even more surplus to requirements if they can tempt Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to Munich.The club have made their position extremely clear, with president Uli Hoeness directly telling Boateng to leave this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I would recommend him as a friend to leave the club,’ Hoeness told BR.‘He needs a new challenge, recently he has seemed out of place.’ Boateng has fallen out of favour in Bavaria (Picture: Getty Images)The World Cup winner still has two years left on his contract but he should be available at a relatively low price with Bayern making no secret of the fact they want rid of him.Manchester United and Arsenal are both thought to be considering moves for the experienced centre-back, with Paris Saint-German and Inter Milan also interested in his signature.It was an attempted move to PSG last summer that has been part of the downfall of Boateng in Bavaria as he tried to push through a move to France.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Manchester City man told Bayern he wanted to leave last summer, despite turning down a move to Manchester United at the time, and tried to push through a switch to Paris.It never came to fruition, despite PSG offering £35m for the defender, but it left a sour taste in the mouth of those in charge at the Allianz Arena, particularly Hoeness.While Bayern would likely accept that same offer, or potentially even less this summer, Boateng’s wages could put off some suitors, as he is thought to earn around £118,000-a-week at Bayern.MORE: Alan Shearer picks which of Liverpool or Tottenham will ‘edge’ Champions League finalMORE: Sir Alex Ferguson takes cheeky dig at Gary Neville after Manchester United legends gamelast_img read more

West End the place to live

first_imgCara Jade with Samuel, 2, and Matthew, 3, ride near their West End home. Picture: Evan MorganWEST End resident Cara Jade says she wouldn’t live anywhere else in Townsville thanks to the suburb’s character homes and family-friendly feel.Ms Jade has lived in West End for the past two years with her two sons Samuel, 2, and Matthew, 3 (pictured).More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020She said she had seen the suburb evolve with new shops opening and beautiful renovations being completed on historic homes. Ms Jade said West End was ideally located, being close to top-quality schools, the CBD, and shops.“The location is great, I like the heritage style of the homes and it’s just a really nice place to live,” she said.“I feel really safe and here I regularly ride my bike with the boys around the streets and because it’s so quiet here you hardly even see a car. “The neighbours are great as well and everyone looks out for each other.”Ms Jade said she had witnessed the suburb become more popular among young people while living there.“I have really seen it pick up with little shops opening up and it seems to be a place for young professionals and families,” she said.last_img read more