first_img 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Most popular Man United news Bonucci has a wealth of experience and was on Mourinho’s summer shortlist 3 Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng almost signed for Manchester United in the summer possible standings deals It is believed United were prepared to spend big on shoring up the defence during the transfer window, but would only part with the cash for the right player.It is understood they were willing to pay £100m for Raphael Varane, but Real Madrid were not willing to sell.Jerome Boateng, meanwhile, revealed he spoke to Mourinho during the summer.I had enquiries from PSG and Manchester United,” the Bayern Munich ace said.“I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge. ‘I feel well at Bayern. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.“I called Jose Mourinho, I told him that his interest was an honour for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me.“I explained to Jose that it’s difficult to leave Bayern, and if I do, everything has to be in place to top this club.” United also looked into the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, who decided to stay in Spain.In the end the only arrivals were Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Bonucci spent last season at Milan following a big money move from Juventus and ended up rejoining the Italian champions in a swap deal worth £31million, which saw Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara move the other way.He won six consecutive Serie A titles with Juve, has played for Italy 81 times and is seen as one of the world’s best centre-backs. silverware REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January It was reported that United were keen to sign Alderweireld from Tottenham England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Leonardo Bonucci was one of the defenders Jose Mourinho wanted at Manchester United in the summer.The manager was keen to shake up his back line and, along with the Italian, his shortlist of stoppers is said to have included Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.The club have lost two of their four Premier League games this season and following the 3-0 home defeat against Tottenham in August, Mourinho admitted he didn’t know what his best defence was.United, though, felt 31-year-old Bonucci did not offer value for money, The Sun report. 3 boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielderlast_img read more