Bayern Munich president expects Boateng to stay

Having previously rated Jerome Boateng's chances of remaining at Bayern Munich as 50-50, Uli Hoeness now thinks the defender will stay.

Bayern and Germany defender Jerome Boateng   -  Getty Images

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes that Jerome Boateng will stay with the Bundesliga champion for the 2018-19 season.

Boateng has been strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Hoeness said, earlier, this month that the chances of a deal happening were "50-50".

The Germany defender has told Bayern of his intention to leave, but PSG has bolstered its defence with the signing of Thilo Kehrer from Schalke.

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And, Hoeness, now, believes Boateng will be with Bayern throughout its first campaign under new coach Niko Kovac, who has said that he wants to keep the centre-back.

"If you want to hear my feelings tonight, I would say that he will stay in Munich," Hoeness told reporters after Bastian Schweinsteiger's testimonial on Tuesday.

Boateng played the second half of the game as Bayern ran out 4-0 winner against Schweinsteiger's MLS side Chicago Fire at the Allianz Arena.