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Jerome Boateng rejects Manchester United move

Jerome Boateng rejects Manchester United move

Bayern Munich defender, Jerome Boateng, has called Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, to inform him he will not sign for the Premier League giants.

Arjen Robben hopes defender Jerome Boateng remains with Bayern Munich despite the German World Cup victor from 2014 being linked with a transfer from the club. 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.

Manchester United have signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window.

The Mirror reported over the weekend that United are ready to approach Chelsea to offer them a swap deal involving Martial and Willian as Mourinho is prepared to trade the unsettled French global to sign one of his long-term targets. But, their reported £22.3 million bid was quickly knocked back by Die Roten, who were looking for double the amount.

It is unclear if Boateng is keen on working with Mourinho at Old Trafford, with some outlets claiming the German rejected United for "footballing reasons". "Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door".

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Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer said he would miss Boateng and French winger Franck Ribery underlined the sentiment: "I hope he stays with us".

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams".

The relationship between Rummenigge and Boateng is rife with the former suggesting in 2016 that Kicker's Player of the Year that season needs to come "back to earth" and focus on his football after a drop in form. Today, Willian fuels talks of a move to Old Trafford... "He is nearly 30 and coming off a number of injury ravaged seasons".

The Bavarian club has regularly announced that it intends to rejuvenate its aging squad.