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Alaba assumes ‘world-class’ Boateng will remain at Bayern Munich – football news

David Alaba believes “world-class” defender Jerome Boateng will still be a Bayern Munich player when the European transfer window closes.

Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for Boateng, with Bayern president Uli Hoeness previously rating the chances of a deal going through at “50-50”.

Hoeness this week indicated he now expects Boateng to stay with the Bundesliga champions and Alaba agrees the centre-back is likely to remain.

“We are all assuming that he stays,” Alaba said at a commercial event. 

“That would be great for us, we know what he can give us and how important he is for the team on and outside of the pitch.

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“Over the years here in Munich he showed that he is a world-class defender, that he is one of the best at this position and it would be a shame if he left.”

Boateng has also been linked with Manchester United, but the Premier League’s incoming transfer window is over.

Ligue 1 and La Liga clubs have until Friday to complete deals.

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