Jerome Boateng rejects Manchester United move

Man Utd transfer news Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a central defender

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Boateng has been a stalwart in the Bavarians' backline since 2011, winning six Bundesliga titles and a Champions League medal during that time, but had admitted last season that he has accomplished everything with the German giants.

The 39-year-old, who made 312 appearances for the Red Devils, believes the negativity surrounding the club at present will hamper their progress towards Premier League success which will see them finish below their closest rivals.

The Premier League is back on Friday and the return of football will be very welcome after the non-stop speculation of the last few months.

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.

United are keen to buy a centre-back and it's understood they are interested in Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng. Former Dutch worldwide Arjen Robben has warned the club's leaders not to underestimate Boateng's value to the team.

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"Jerome Boateng is one of the best defenders in the world for me", Robben said at the conclusion of Bayern's training camp at Rottach-Egern on Thursday.

"Harry Maguire did great at the World Cup", he told the Mirror.

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.

"For me Jerome is one of the best central defenders in the world", the Dutch winger said, according to FourFourTwo. The Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper has written about growing tensions between the player and club. Since 2016, Boateng has been sidelined with muscle injuries on several occasions.

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