Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Jerome Boateng Personally Calls Jose Mourinho, Bad News For Man Utd Boss

Jerome Boateng Personally Calls Jose Mourinho, Bad News For Man Utd Boss

By contrast, Liverpool are well-placed to hit the ground running ahead of Sunday's kick-off at home to West Ham as Virgil van Dijk, Keita and Fabinho missed out on the World Cup, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane bowed out at the group stage with Egypt and Senegal. It's so clear what's going on at the club in the past and present and how we are going to move in the future. Many will be hope that, for some of them, it is.

That is Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

Boateng is one of several centre-backs that have been linked with Manchester United this summer, as they look to add the requisite defensive solidity and leadership quality that Jose Mourinho demands.

United, meanwhile, have no intention of selling Paul Pogba (above).

Liverpool will end their 28-year wait for a Premier League title by dethroning Manchester City this season, according to Ian Wright. United saw seen two bids rejected, the higher of around £60m. The club are thought to have been approached by the Uruguayan's representative, who was told to take MUFC's interest back to Atletico Madrid but within hours, the 32-year-old was said to be signing a new deal in the Spanish capital.

Leicester manager Claude Puel must similarly decide whether to include Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire.

United kick off their Premier League campaign with Leicester's visit to Old Trafford on Friday night.

Maguire and Leicester's main goal threat, Jamie Vardy, may not start, having just returned to pre-season training this week after their exertions in Russian Federation. They each came up with their own top four.

"The players from previous year are responsible for the excitement, and then we brought in a few new players as an icing on the cake", said Klopp on the club's promising pre-season tour in the States.

However, BBC's David Ornstein moved quickly to claim the rumours are unfounded.

Jerome Boateng was another option but Bayern Munich have not been keen to sanction a loan move.

Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £72.1million in a world-record transfer for a goalkeeper. The Belgium global is also keen on playing for the Red Devils but the two clubs are not close in their valuation of the player and United have not submitted a formal offer to Spurs.

But this was only a "soft" closure - with some deals still able to be completed after this deadline.

In contrast, Leicester City have been busy in this transfer window and spending their money wisely following the departure of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City for £60m.

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