Boateng to leave Man City for Bayern Munich

Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng is to join Bayern Munich on a four-year contract after the clubs reached a deal, the Bundesliga side said on Thursday.

sports Updated: Jul 15, 2011 01:15 IST
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Berlin: Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng is to join Bayern Munich on a four-year contract after the clubs reached a deal, the Bundesliga side said on Thursday.

“The board of Bayern Munich and the board of Manchester City have agreed on Thursday on a transfer of Jerome Boateng,” the Bavarians said on their website (www.fcb.de).

Bayern said the Germany international would have a medical in the coming days before signing a contract until 2015. The 22-year-old Boateng had long said he wanted to leave City after failing to win a regular place in central defence and said in June he had already agreed a deal with Bayern and was waiting for the green light from the Premier League club.

Baldini to quit as Capello’s deputy

London: Franco Baldini will quit as assistant to England coach Fabio Capello later this year to take a position with Italian club Roma. The Football Association says Baldini will continue his role until the end of England's qualifying campaign for next year’s European Championship, which will be October or November.

He may return in February for a friendly set to be scheduled if England qualifies and could yet assist Capello at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

Adebayor waits for Mourinho’s call

Madrid: Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is waiting for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to call so he can return to the club where he had a successful loan spell last season and has ruled out moving anywhere else.

“I am waiting for his (Mourinho’s) call and I hope it comes. If it was up to me I would play three or four years for Madrid and then retire in the white shirt,” he said.

Midfielder Vieira call it a day

Manchester: World Cup-winning midfielder Patrick Vieira has retired to take up a role as football development executive with Manchester City, where he will help young players. The 35-year-old former France international says he has “a lot to learn about the non-playing areas of the business but there are many very experienced people here for me to learn from.”

The former Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan player was City coach Roberto Mancini’s first signing when he took over. Vieira won the World Cup in 1998 with France.

First Published: Jul 15, 2011 00:16 IST