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Man United and Man City to fight it out for £50m Jerome Boateng this summer

Pep Guardiola is on red alert over the Germany defender returning to the Etihad - but can expect stiff competition from his neighbours, plus Real Madrid and Barcelona

Manchester clubs love a returning hero.

After United forked out a world record £89m fee to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford a couple of years ago, City are looking to emulate them.

That’s because, according to The Sun, Pep Guardiola is keen to re-sign Jerome Boateng seven years after he left for Bayern Munich.


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Powerhouse defender Jerome Boateng could cost around £50m if Bayern Munich decide to sell the Germany superstar, who has 68 caps

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Powerhouse defender Jerome Boateng could cost around £50m if Bayern Munich decide to sell the Germany superstar, who has 68 caps

Guardiola is a massive fan of the 29-year-old after working with him at the Allianz Arena.

And the World Cup winner would strengthen Pep’s defence despite City running away with the Premier League.

United are also interested in Boateng as they look to bolster their backline in the summer.

And Real Madrid and Barcelona will also be in the market for him when he comes on the market.

Bayern Munich could be at the centre of a summer battle between four of the biggest clubs in the world - Man Utd and City, plus Real Madrid and Barcelona

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Jerome Boateng could be at the centre of a summer battle between four of the biggest clubs in the world – Man Utd and City, plus Real Madrid and Barcelona

But Pep will have a great chance of landing him after winning three Bundesliga titles with the defender between 2014 and 2016.

Boateng left City in 2011 to boost his Germany chances with regular football at Bayern.

Jerome Boateng has been ordered to pay estate agent £286,000 in Munich

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Hipster’s paradise

Within three years he had won the World Cup by being part of his country’s triumph at Brazil.

The Berlin-born star suffered injury hell two seasons ago with a thigh problem but has returned this season to play regularly – but sources close to the player expect him to move this summer.

Jerome Boateng has been a towering presence for Bayern since arriving form Manchester City seven years ago

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Jerome Boateng, top, has been a towering presence for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich since arriving from Manchester City seven years ago

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