German giants Bayern Munich confirmed that they were in talks to buy German international defender Jerome Boateng from FA Cup winners Manchester City.
According to Tuesday's edition of Bild, the 22-year-old, who has only been at City for one season, would cost €12.5 million, which is what the English club paid Hamburg to sign him last year. Bayern, though, are reportedly unwilling to offer more than €8 million euros.
Bild have reported Boateng, who impressed at last year's FIFA World Cup finals, where Germany finished third, will sign a four-year contract with Bayern, who have had a disappointing season, failing to defend their league and cup titles.
"Negotiations are underway," Bayern's incoming coach Jupp Heynckes told Bild.