To a backdrop of complaints about the rate of spending on the other side of Manchester, Mourinho has dished out hundred of millions of pounds on new players, but only a small group of United's players can be considered better off now than they were when they joined forces with the Portuguese manager.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the vastly experienced Germany worldwide.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Blues and the Red Devils are considering a deal that could see Brazil worldwide Willian move to Old Trafford, with former Monaco starlet Anthony Martial going the other way.
According to Metro, Ribery said: 'I've been playing with Jerome for many years now.
Stories over the last 24 hours had suggested that Jose Mourinho was ready to make Boateng his new central defender but reports of the player preferring a move to Paris may put a spanner in the works.
The Chelsea star has been linked with a move to Manchester United in virtually every transfer window since Mourinho took over at Old Trafford in 2016 with the pair having formed a good working relationship during their time at Stamford Bridge.
The German giants are clearly happy to let one of their long term players leave the club, with the 29-year-old clearly looking to assess his options with two major clubs interested in securing his services.
Rashford donned the famous shirt for the first time on Sunday evening, as United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in their final match of pre-season.
"The other clubs that compete with us are really strong and have already fantastic squads".
"And if we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".
Boateng was one of nine centre backs recommended to Mourinho and Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, by the club's scouting department towards...