Bayern Munich have told clubs that they can sign Jerome Boateng without paying any transfer fee, BILD reports.
However, they would have to pay his salary, if they want him in the January window.
Boateng has made just 15 appearances for Bayern this season.
The 31-year-old’s position at the club is currently under threat from Benjamin Pavard and David Alaba.
Arsenal’s head coach, Mikel Arteta, is searching for defensive options this January following Calum Chambers’ long-term injury.
Affairsofnaija Reports (AON)