The centre-back will not entertain the thought of leaving the Allianz Arena this winter

Jerome Boateng has ruled out the possibility of a move away from Bayern Munich during the January transfer window.

The centre-back has been in and out of the team this season as he competes for a starting berth with Mats Hummels and Niklas Sule, making 11 starts from 17 potential Bundesliga games.

And there is speculation that Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez – who can operate as a left-back or a centre-back – could be joining the club, potentially limiting the 30-year-old’s game-time further.

However, Boateng refused to entertain the prospect of a winter switch away from the reigning Bundesliga champions.

“A change this winter is out of the question for me,” Boateng said at a training camp in Doha.

The Germany international’s performances have not been up to his usual standards, however, as Bayern made a slow start in the league while Borussia Dortmund surged to the top of the table.

Boateng featured in a damaging defeat to Hertha Berlin, which sparked a run of poor form that saw Bayern win just two of their next six league fixtures, failing to keep a clean sheet in that period.

In fact, Bayern kept just two clean sheets in their opening 13 league games, of which Boateng played nine.

“It was a difficult year for me,” he admitted.

“I fell short of my expectations and I’m not happy with that.”