Bayern star Boateng poised for PSG move

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s German defender Jerome Boateng could be set to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.© AFP Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, July 25 – Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested on Wednesday.“There is no direct contact between the clubs at the moment, but there is contact between the agents, Jerome has two,” Rummenigge said in Philadelphia on Bayern’s tour of the USA. “Now, we have to wait and see if we can find a base at the end of the day to get together and need to find a compensation that is acceptable to both sides,” Rummenigge added.PSG’s German coach Thomas Tuchel reportedly met with Boateng before the World Cup in May, according to magazine Sport Bild.However, Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness said no formal approach has yet been made.“If there was a concrete offer, I would have been informed. That is not the case at the moment,” said the Bayern boss.Boateng, a 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, is currently valued at 45.5 million euros ($53.2 million).He had a poor World Cup campaign after being sent off for two yellow cards in the last-gasp 2-1 win over Sweden and was suspended for the shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea, which confirmed Germany’s exit after the group stages.However, the burly centre-back has hinted at his desire to leave Bayern, who are reportedly chasing Benjamin Pavard, Vfb Stuttgart’s French World Cup winner who can play right-back or centre-back.“Basically, we have enough players in the position, both quantitatively and qualitatively,” said Rummenigge, in regards to Boateng, with Bayern centre-backs Mats Hummels and Niklas Suele both in the Germany squad.However, the biggest stumbling block to a possible transfer for Boateng to Paris is likely to be UEFA’s financial fairplay rules, which forbids clubs from spending more than they earn.In the last 12 months, French champions PSG, one of the world’s wealthiest clubs and owned by Qatari shareholders, bought Brazil star Neymar, for a world record 222 million euros from Barcelona, and Kylian Mbappe, for 180 million euros from Monaco.Earlier this month, European football’s governing body UEFA reopened a financial fair play case against big-spending PSG over the Neymar and Mbappe transfers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Could Tottenham face a points deduction for stadium shambles?

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Getty Tottenham’s brand new stadium isn’t going to be ready to welcome supporters as planned against Liverpool.After a disastrous summer, the building work is way behind and Spurs have taken the decision to move their games against the Reds and Cardiff to Wembley. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Could Tottenham face a points deduction?This is very unlikely and at this stage there is no indication that the Premier League will punish Spurs with either fines or points deductions.But with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium not ready on time, Spurs are facing a number of potential problems.First and foremost is with their fanbase, many of whom have shelled out over £1000 for a season ticket and are not impressed with the delay.But the club have acted by issuing refunds for the opening two games, which will now definitely be taking place at Wembley.Spurs’ Supporters Trust chairman Martin Cloake said: “Expectation has been raised by the fact that ticket prices are very, very high for the new stadium – people have bought into that – and, of course, when people pay the amount of money that they’d paid, they expect something back for that.“I think fans have acknowledged that getting a refund for the two games that are going to be moved is the right thing to do.”When will they play their first game in the new stadium?It remains to be seen when the 62,000-seat arena hosts its first game.Currently the clubs website lists the game against Manchester City on October 28 as TBC, whilst the London derby with Chelsea game on November 24 is given as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Importantly, a safety licence must be obtained before games can take place at the ground.This requires test events to be staged, which were due to be on August 27 and September 1, where there was supposed to be an academy match and then a legends clash against Bayern Munich. FOOTBALL LATEST Spurs fans will have to return to Wembley whilst the work is finished How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings NEW ERA center_img smart causal 1 highlights Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday ALTERED last_img read more