United hunt for defender drags on as transfer deadline looms

Monday, 13 Aug, 2018

Manchester United are unlikely to spend £60m on Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, according to ESPN FC journalist Paolo Baldini.

Boateng, however, could still move to PSG where new head coach Thomas Tuchel is reported to have been in contact with ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

As per one of the latest reports by The Telegraph, Paul Pogba has told his Manchester United teammates that he is desirous to leave the Old Trafford. 22-year-old Benjamin Pavard is rumored to have already signed an agreement with the Munich outfit during this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Mourinho is frustrated at a lack of transfer activity since the early arrivals of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant. It certainly feels like a substantial fee for a player who's not played his best football for the best part of two years and so Bayern Munich may be wise to lower their asking price.

The 29-year-old also revealed that the pair have been in regular contact via text message and Willian claims Mourinho has held talks with his agent to make it clear he wants to take him to Old Trafford. "Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door".

United start their Premier League campaign on Friday at Leicester and, speaking on Sunday, Mourinho said: "My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens. But we have enough competence in the leadership for the decision".

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The one negative for Bayern Munich came in the second half when David Alaba was forced off through injury, and it's expected that the Austrian has suffered a serious twisted ankle.