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Manchester United set sights on £45 million Jerome Boateng

Jose Mourinho is looking to capture Jerome Boateng’s signature this summer, but faces heavy competition from other clubs.

It’s no secret that Manchester United are in desperate need of a world-class defender, and that mould might just be filled by none other than Jerome Boateng.

The Mirror have reported that the deal could potentially be worth around £45m, including add-ons.

Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina have also been linked with United this summer, but the speculation surrounding their moves has died down considerably in the past couple of days.

United’s interest in Maguire cooled after they became aware that they would have to break the world record fee for a defender to sign him, which is why their attention has been turned to the slightly cheaper alternative from Bayern Munich.

Boateng has been linked with many clubs this summer – Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain to name a couple – but it will be whoever can pay the most that’ll get their man.

This won’t be great news to any of the clubs interested in him, as it means that a bidding war is likely to commence. And with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United involved, their vast wealth could make the competition for the 29-year-old very interesting.

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