Transfer news: Dortmund confirm Witsel signing, Boateng remains

August 7

German central defender Jerome Boateng has not spoken on the matter, but the 29-year-old’s exit from Bayern is rumored to take place this week. This Thursday marks the Premier League’s transfer deadline, which its clubs imposed last year in order to have all transfers completed before play begins.

A key piece in Bayern Munich’s defense, but injury-prone in the recent years, Boateng has been with Bayern since he was transferred to Munich from Manchester City in 2011. The possible return to England is valued at approximately €45 million. Paris Saint Germain has also been rumored to be a contender for the German defender.

Bayern Munich trainer Niko Kovac said that he had “nothing new to say” about the possibility of Boateng’s exit and said he was only happy to see the defender on the training pitch on Tuesday, as the team prepares for the German Super Cup. But goalkeeper Manuel Neuer addressed the rumors saying it would be a “great pity” to see Boateng go.

August 6

Wolfsburg have made their fifth signing of the summer as they attempt to rebuild their squad following successive relegation playoffs. French leftback Jerome Roussillon, 25, has signed from French outfit Montpellier on a four-year deal.

He joins Felix Klaus, Daniel Ginczek, Pavao Pervan and Wout Weghorst as new arrivals at the Volkswagen Arena and the fee is believed to be around €8 million.

Source: DW

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