Man United close to agreeing personal terms with Raphael Varane: report

Man United are edging ever closer in their pursuit of Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest need coming into the transfer window was a new centre-half. Harry Maguire has shown his class all summer, now, it’s about finding the right partner.

The man touted as the prime target is Raphael Varane. United have been linked with a move for the Frenchman pretty frequently over the last couple of months. Now, it looks like the Reds are pushing hard.

According to the Manchester Evening News, personal terms with Varane are close to being agreed, as they continue to make progress on securing this massive signing.

Sources have apparently told the MEN that United are ‘not far off’ from finalising the 28-year-old’s demands and hope to complete a deal in the ‘next few weeks’.

Varane’s preference is to head straight to Manchester following his holiday, rather than heading back to Madrid for any sort of pre-season training. That’s definitely some further encouragement for the powers-that-be at Old Trafford.

Madrid themselves want to sell Varane this summer due to his contract situation, with the Frenchman having just one year left on his current deal. Understandably, they’d rather get some sort of transfer fee for the centre-back, rather than losing him for free in twelve months’ time.

The Reds may have to wait for this one, though, with negotiations between Madrid and United described as ‘pretty slow’. That said, there’s confidence the deal will be done, with the Reds in no real rush to finalise a transfer.

Hopefully, United can complete this move at a decent pace, giving Varane plenty of time to settle into life in Manchester ahead of a massive 2021/22 term for the Old Trafford club.

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