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Manchester United cleared to sign World Cup winner for a fee over £50m

Subair Adams

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Jerome Boateng

Manchester United have received a huge boost in their race to capture Bayern Munich and Germany international defender Jerome Boateng this summer, according to Bild.

The defender is being monitored by the Red Devils and some other European powerhouses and they now get a green light to continue with their discussions with Bayern Munich’s hierarchy over the chance of getting him to their respective clubs.

The German media outlet report that the Reds Devils now stand a better chance of signing the experienced defender as Bayern have revealed their price tag on his signature.

The Bavarian are willing to accept any offer worth £52.7million from the Old Trafford outfits this summer.

Boateng has won six Bundesliga trophies and a Champions League glory since he joined the Allianz Arena outfits but he is ready to move on with his career elsewhere in the upcoming season.

Manchester United didn’t have a great outing at the back throughout last season as Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were too shambolic at the heart of the defensive line during the previous campaign.

Mourinho is looking at the possibility of capturing the centre-back as part of his desire to provide a strong defense ahead of the 2018-19 season.

£52.7m is not a huge money that United won’t be able to release without hindrance or hitch.

The 29-year-old will definitely be a good addition to Mourinho’s team as he could partner with either Marco Rojo (if he stays) or Eric Bailly during the next season.

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