Bayern Munich eye Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi as Jerome Boateng is ruled out for several months, German publication Spox report.

Boateng, 27, suffered a serious injury in Bayern’s 2-1 win over Hamburg on Friday. Kicker reported that the German international joins a growing list of defensive injuries for Bayern.

Jerome Boateng joins Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez and Medhi Benatia who are currently among the Bavarian’s defensive casualties. Boateng adds to their injury woes after he fell victim to a rupture in his adductor during the game on Friday which, extended Bayern’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points.

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Sky Sports Deutschland revealed that Karl-Heinz Ruminegge could be looking to bring the World Cup winner to the Allianz. However, the Spanish club will only let the former Everton man depart the Mestalla for a fee in the region of €50 million.

If Bayern decide to pursue their interest in 23-year-old and urgently sign him, it will mean that he will be ineligible to play against Italian club Juventus and beyond.