Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will not be joining Manchester United this summer, if the latest reports are to be believed.
Sport Bild claimed yesterday that United have turned their attentions to Boateng after a move for Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fell through after a row over agent fees for the Colombia defender.
The report suggested United are in negotiations for the Bayern defender and are hoping to get a £44million deal for Boateng over the line before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
However, Bild now claim that the German international personally phoned United boss Jose Mourinho to inform him that he is not interested in a summer move to Old Trafford.
Boateng – who has also been linked with PSG – was a substitute in Bayern’s 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. After the game, Mourinho was asked about his side’s interest in Boateng.
“My CEO knows for a long time what I want. I know that he is doing the best for me and I still have a few days left to see what happens,” the Portuguese boss replied.
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