Jerome Boateng can join AS Roma in the summer - Italian and German sources claim.
The brother of ex-Milan man Kevin-Prince Boateng, the 28-year-old has dropped down the pecking order in Munich after recovering from a serious injury.
According to the Italian newspaper, the Giallorossi are ready to swoop for Boateng and offer him regular first team football.
His contract currently runs to June 2021, but new Roma director of sport Monchi believes Boateng wishes to move on.
He would effectively be the replacement for fellow German Rudiger, who is wanted by clubs including Inter, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich.