Jerome Boateng: 'I turned down Manchester United move'

12 September, 2018, 20:26 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Interestingly, La Liga champions Barcelona are still waiting on the wings for Pogba despite landing the pair of Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal and Brazil's Arthur in the summer transfer window.

Juan Mata has told Jose Mourinho that is ready to return for Manchester United after he spent the global break at home in Spain with family and friends.

The Mirror reported last month that United held talks with Bayern Munich over a potential £44.5m deal to sign the German World Cup victor following their friendly at the Allianz Arena in early August but once again they failed to get a deal agreed.

German media reported in August that Boateng informed United coach Jose Mourinho of his decision to not return to Manchester, where he had played for local rivals City in the 2010-11 season. The hit in stature hasn't gone unnoticed either, with Real Madrid and Manchester United showing an interest in him.

"I had enquiries from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United".

"I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge".


"I feel completely content at Bayern, one of the biggest clubs in the world". But it remains to be seen if our club can persuade Juventus to sell one of their prized assets in the winter transfer window.

"I called Jose Mourinho, I told him that his interest was an honor for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me", Boateng said.

Mourinho was adamant on bringing another centre-back to Old Trafford, with Harry Maguire also viewed as a target.

A Champions League victor in 2013, he has won six consecutive Bundesliga titles with the Bavarian giants and also got his hands on the German Cup three times.

One position that he desperately tried to strengthen was the centre-back position.

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