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Jerome Boateng seeks clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich

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Jerome Boateng plans to hold clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness in a bid to confirm he remains committed to the club

The 30-year-old defender had been close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the last transfer window and Boateng admitted recently that he turned down Manchester United.

Bayern chairman Rummenigge had fuelled the speculation surrounding Boateng’s future by claiming that he’s in talks with PSG.

But now that the summer transfer window is closed, Boateng wishes to sit down with the Bayern board and resolve their issues.

“I think we should talk again in the near future – that’s what we have set out to do – it’s important for me to make it clear once again that I’m fully focused on FC Bayern,” Boateng told the Munich-based newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

“And on the other hand, I don’t think it’s nice when things are said about me everywhere and then you do not get any public support from the club.”

Following Germany’s poor World Cup campaign, Boateng had been subjected to some heavy criticism by the supporters.

One notable moment that the former Manchester City defender recalls is when he wore sunglasses in the stands while serving a match ban during Germany’s defeat to South Korea.

“What really bothered me were some of the statements right after the World Cup,” said Boateng.

“That was almost funny. It was said that I was not fully focused, because I wear earrings and wore sunglasses during the South Korea match when the sun was shining.

“In 2014 (at the World Cup in Brazil), I also wore sunglasses and earrings, but I didn’t read anything about that. It’s incomprehensible to me.

“As a player, you would sometimes want a bit more public backing.”

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