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Bayern Munich set to sign World Cup winner as Manchester United target Jerome Boateng poised for imminent PSG transfer

Bayern Munich are reportedly looking set to sell Jerome Boateng to Paris Saint-Germain imminently and replace him with Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard.

This is according to German source Abendzeitung, who report that Boateng is set to cost PSG around €50million, and that some players at the Allianz Arena are not happy about the prospect of him being sold.

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Pavard, however, shone for France in their World Cup-winning squad this summer, establishing himself as one of the most promising young players in Europe.

The 22-year-old could surely be an ideal long-term replacement for Boateng, who has had his injury troubles and looked past his peak in recent times.

This will no doubt be a frustrating story for Manchester United fans to read, however, with Sky Sports linking them with Boateng just a few days ago.

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Jerome Boateng is looking set for a transfer to PSG

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Benjamin Pavard could replace Jerome Boateng at Bayern Munich

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The transfer deadline in England has now passed, so United must now wait until January to sign a new centre-back, with none coming in this summer.

The Red Devils started their 2018/19 campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester City, but this followed a somewhat unconvincing pre-season, with their squad not looking a great deal stronger than the one that finished 19 points behind Manchester City last year.

Boateng may not have been the answer, but many United fans will surely agree that a player of his experience, who now looks set to make another big move instead, would probably have been a pretty big upgrade on players like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

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