Yes, the summer window may have long since closed, but speculation about Manchester United eyeing some silly money move for a player they probably won't actually sign is never ever too far away.
According to Spanish media outlet OK Diaro, Messi is on board with the idea of signing Pogba, whose relationship with Jose Mourinho and Man United supporters has become increasingly strained.
Attempts to sign Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City's Harry Maguire failed and Boateng was one of a number of other centre-backs to be strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.
Boateng, 30, looked set for an exit from the Bundesliga champions in the previous transfer window with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United both lodging bids for the 2014 World Cup victor. But it remains to be seen if our club can persuade Juventus to sell one of their prized assets in the winter transfer window.More news: Jose Mourinho wants Paulo Dybala in exchange for Paul Pogba?
"I had enquiries from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United".
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I told him that his interest was an honour for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me. However, despite being tempted by a new challenge, the defender explained that it wasn't easy for him to leave a club like Bayern Munich. "Everything has to fall in place to top this club, if I do it. [Bayern Munich boss] Niko Kovac gave me the feeling that I am very important for him and the club".