Boateng: What I Told Mourinho On The Phone


However, both clubs had seen Manchester United express an interest in Toby Alderweireld and Willian respectively, which may be the deciding factor in any deal. I feel completely contented at Bayern - one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Pogba has done little to kill the rumours surrounding his future or his relationship with Jose Mourinho, who made him captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia at the start of the season.

However, Maguire said he never had concrete thoughts of leaving Leicester City and Boateng also revealed he wasn't fully convinced of a move. "Not because I wanted to leave Bayern Munich by all means".

The Mirror reported last month that United held talks with Bayern Munich over a potential £44.5m deal to sign the German World Cup victor following their friendly at the Allianz Arena in early August but once again they failed to get a deal agreed.

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The experienced defender has won 6 Bundesliga titles, 4 domestic cups and the Champions League during his time at the Allianz Arena while he also helped lead Germany to the 2014 World Cup. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United for me", Boateng said.

Martial has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United after failing to make a mark under Jose Mourinho.

But Makelele told The Sun: "When I look at the Paul Pogba who plays for France and the one I see wearing a United shirt, it is clear the system is different. Everything has to fall in place to top this club, if I do it".