Despite winning the Premier League title, Chelsea look set to add to their squad this transfer window.
Antonio Conte is prioritising a centre-back following the decision to let club captain John Terry leave Stamford Bridge, with Southampton's Virgil van Dijk on his radar.
However, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City also keen on the Holland international, Conte is supposedly drawing up a list of potential alternatives.
Boateng has been plagued by injuries this season and Bayern Munich could place their faith in youngster Joshua Kimmich next season.
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And the Daily Mail claim that has led to Chelsea making a tentative enquiry about the World Cup winner.
Boateng, who spent a solitary season in the Premier League with Manchester City earlier in his career, has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in world football.
But Bayern's signing of Hoffenheim's Niklas Sule has plunged his future at the Allianz Arena into further uncertainty.
The 28-year-old could be tempted to leave for a new challenge after winning every trophy on offer to him during his time in Bavaria.
It is said that Conte is also targeting four other signings for Chelsea next season.
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The Italian wants a wing-back to provide competition for Marcos Alonso, while a midfielder is wanted in the event Cesc Fabregas leaves.
Conte is seeking a winger with Willian regularly linked to Manchester United, plus a centre-forward despite the Blues' determination to keep Diego Costa at the club.
Boateng was coy on his future earlier this month when asked about where he would be playing next season.
"I don't have anything else planned. There's only a few clubs in the world with the appeal and tradition of Bayern Munich," he told Sports Bild.
"I didn't play much [this season] so it's normal that I'm not entirely happy."