“I had enquiries from PSG and Manchester United,’ Boateng 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.”
Boateng confirmed that he spoke to United manager Jose Mourinho personally over a potential move.
“I called Jose Mourinho, I told him that his interest was an honor 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.”
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has committed his future to Italian champions Juventus until 2021.
World Cup winner Khedira joined Juve from Real Madrid in 2015 and has gone on to play 80 league games for the Serie A club, scoring 20 goals.
The Bianconeri announced on their official website on Wednesday that the 31-year-old’s new contract contains the option of a further year.
Khedira tweeted: “I just extended my contract at @Juventusfc until 2021. Since my first day I’ve had a special feeling and it quickly felt like home here.
“I’m very proud to be a part of the great history of the club and of the Juventus family. Let’s continue to make black and white history.”
Inter look set to resume their pursuit of Real Madrid star Luka Modric in January, according to Sport Mediaset.
The Croatian star is interested in re-opening discussions after Los Blancos president Fiorentino Perez refused the sale over the summer.
The 33-year-old, who has two years remaining on his contract at the Bernabeu, has a desire to join compatriots Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and Sime Vrsaljko in the Italian capital.
Los Blancos are aware of the Nerazzurri’s intentions, but it is unlikely Perez will sanction a deal, unless the European champions can sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a potential replacement.