The sale of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will not be happening during the January transfer window.
Both Serie A side AC Milan and Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have been eyeing up a move for the German World Cup-winner.
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But German outlet Bild are reporting that Bayern have opted to keep the 31-year-old due to reservations about the size of their first-team squad.
The experienced defender, who has been at Bayern since moving from Manchester City in 2011 has made 301 appearances for Bayern, scoring eight goals and notching 22 assists.
Boateng has struggled for consistency in the starting XI this season and has regularly missed out in his favourite centre-back role with current manager Hansi Flick often preferring either David Alaba, Benjamin Pavard or Javi Martinez amid a host of defensive options.
Though the Bundesliga champions have won the German top flight in each of the last seven years, they currently sit in third place after 17 matches this season.
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They are two points off Borussia Monchengladbach and four points off current leaders RB Leipzig.
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