Don Balon rumours are often about La Liga’s big two taking players away from the Premier League and being the bosses of the market, but today their imagination has taken a different route.

With a headline reading ‘Mourinho steals a signing from Florentino Perez which seemed decided’ it’s explained the Manchester United manager has pushed ahead with an effort to sign Jerome Boateng.

The Bayern Munich defender is considered to be available this summer and has placed doubts over his future with the Bundesliga champions.

Madrid would therefore have to look elsewhere if they want to bring in an experienced central defender for Julen Lopetegui. It certainly doesn’t seem like a problem area for the Champions League winners, with Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Nacho backed up by youngster Jesus Vallejo.

Mourinho being interested in Boateng wouldn’t be a huge surprise, but Don Balon are hardly going to have the inside track on that.