According to a UK Sun report, the 25-year-old Pogba, is constantly under attack at Premier League side Manchester United since returning to Old Trafford in 2016, with reports suggesting the France global is unhappy working with Red Devils' Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho.
One position that he desperately tried to strengthen was the centre-back position.
United were linked with a number of central defenders ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, with Boateng emerging as a reported target in the latter stages of the window.
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.
It would be interesting to see how the Dybala, Pogba swap deal turns out and if not, then whether Dybala moves to United or stays at Juventus.
"I had enquiries from PSG and Manchester United, "Boateng told Bild, per the Metro". It was no escape, but rather the thrill of a new challenge.
"I explained to Jose that it's hard to leave Bayern, and if I do, everything has to be in place to top this club". "I feel completely contended at Bayern one of the biggest clubs in the world".
"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United for me", Boateng said. It seems Mourinho tried his best to make a deal happen for the German global, but the German refused to join as everything was not in place at Old Trafford. "Not because I wanted to leave Bayern Munich by all means".
"This summer, I quickly understood Tottenham wanted to keep me, so I had to battle to get my place back in the team". But, his place in the Bianconeri's first-team setup seems to be in jeopardy for the first time in over three years following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.