Manchester United have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich but only on a temporary deal. Jose Mourinho is seemingly desperate to pursue a new centre-back before transfer deadline and Boateng has now emerged as the prime target for the Portuguese.
According to Sky Sports News, United are keen to push through a deal for Boateng before Thursday’s transfer deadline but only if Bayern agree to a temporary deal for the World Cup winner. The report further suggests that United are wary of the defender’s injury record and this has restricted them from proposing a permanent move for his services.
Since the start of July, United have been linked with a wide range of defenders and they have now shortened their shortlist with less than 24 hours left in the transfer window. Aside from Boateng, Leicester City’s Harry Maguire has been highlighted as another possible target but the chances of luring him appear bleak with the Foxes having already turned down an opening offer worth £60m for the Englishman.
Moreover, it is suggested that the England international won’t force an exit from the King Power Stadium and chief executive Ed Woodward may have to break the bank for his services, which simply does not appear like happening.