Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribery and David Alaba have urged Jerome Boateng to reject the advances of Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is determined to signal a centre-back earlier than the summer time switch window closes and German World Cup winner Boateng, 29, has emerged as a critical goal for the Red Devils.
Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina are additionally on Mourinho’s radar however stories recommend that United are hopeful of speaking Boateng’s value all the way down to round £50million.
There has even been hypothesis of a swap deal involving wantaway United ahead Anthony Martial and Boateng forward of the 2018/19 marketing campaign.
Paris Saint-Germain have additionally been linked with the vastly skilled Germany worldwide.
Asked concerning the rumours surrounding Boateng, Bayern team-mate Ribery responded: ‘I’ve been enjoying with Jerome for a few years now.
‘I hope he’ll stick with us as a result of he’s an vital participant.
‘To me, he’s probably the greatest central defenders on the planet.’
Manuel Neuer insisted that Boateng could be ‘missed’ at Bayern have been he to depart and Alaba echoed his sentiments.
‘We’d all be unhappy,’ the Austrian mentioned.
‘He’s a world-class participant, probably the greatest in his place.’
Mourinho believes United could possibly be in for a ‘difficult season’ ought to they fail to make any additional signings this summer time.
‘My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens,’ Mourinho informed MUTV earlier than United’s defeat to Bayern in pre-season.
‘The different golf equipment who compete with us are actually sturdy and have already got unbelievable groups. Or they’re investing massively like Liverpool, who’re shopping for all the things and everyone.
‘If we don’t make our staff higher it will likely be a troublesome season for us.’
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