Man Utd in defender talks as £100m double deal gets closer

Date published: Monday 6th August 2018 11:58


Manchester United have opened talks with Bayern Munich to sign Jerome Boateng, according to a report.

United are still reportedly set to conclude a £60million deal for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.

And HLN claim Spurs defender Alderweireld wants to seal a deal before this week’s transfer deadline, but a move for Boateng is also likely.

Sport Bild claim 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 claims 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.


Paris Saint-Germain are also chasing Boateng and they have until the end of August to get the deal done as the French transfer deadline does not close until August 31.

Boateng was a substitute in Bayern’s 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday and afterwards Jose 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,” said Mourinho


The Bundesliga giants are reportedly looking to cash in on German international this summer.

United have already been linked with a move for Boateng in the current transfer window, and Kicker claimed last month that the Red Devils have made an “initial exploration” over a deal.

United are on the hunt for new central defenders with Marcos Rojo, and quite possibly Chris Smalling both looking to move on this week.


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