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Manchester United make contact with Bayern Munich over Jerome Boateng?

United make contact over Boateng deal?
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Manchester United reportedly make contact with Bayern Munich regarding a potential deal for defender Jerome Boateng.

Manchester United have reportedly decided to up their efforts to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.

United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign a new centre-back before the end of the transfer window, and the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina have all been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

However, according to Bild, the Premier League giants are still interested in Boateng and contact has been made with the Bundesliga champions.

Boateng has previously indicated that he would like to secure a new challenge before the end of the summer, and Bayern are said to be willing to part ways with the Germany international for the right price.

Bayern allegedly value Boateng - who has previously represented Manchester City in the Premier League - in the region of £44.5m.

The two clubs squared off in a friendly on Sunday evening, with Bayern prevailing by a 1-0 scoreline at the Allianz Arena.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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