Bayern Munich star reject to play for Mourinho's Man United

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The 29-year-old has sung the praises of our former boss, as well as revealing his desire to work with him once again some day.

And the report claims the Red Devils were only willing to pay half of Bayern's asking price.

Manchester United were prepared to back manager Jose Mourinho by breaking the transfer record for a defender this summer but were given no encouragement that the world's best centre-backs were available, sources have told ESPN FC.

Boateng, still has the possibility to move to Paris Saint Germain.

One defender who has come to the forefront of this transfer saga is Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng. After signing 23-year-old German worldwide Leon Goretzka from Schalke 04, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was allowed to depart, with the 30-year-old having joined FC Barcelona in Spain.

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Another name being linked is Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld.

That's quite the endorsement from a player on a fellow Premier League title contender, especially on the heels of the criticism Mourinho has received for his treatment of Paul Pogba. Having won the World Cup with France in Russian Federation, the midfielder wants his wages to rise to £350,000-a-week from his existing £150,000-a-week.

The Swedish striker dropped into see his old team-mates during their pre-season tour of the United States last month. The French defender is said to have taken advantage of a 2019 exit clause at his current club VfB Stuttgart.

He has already signed three players this summer after Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant arrived for a combined £68 million. Sometimes its also hard to believe I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues, and I keep thinking the second position past year was one of my biggest achievements in England'.

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