Man United ‘very interested’ in signing Raphael Varane: report

Another day, another Raphael Varane to Manchester United story…

We’ve been here before in the build-up to the summer. No doubt we’ll be here again before too long. Anyway, here goes…

Manchester United’s need for a centre-half seems pretty clear for all to see. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side continues to be linked with new defenders on almost a daily basis at this point. However, the one name that keeps popping up is Raphael Varane.

His name has been in the headlines again over the last 24 hours, with the story coming from Mundo Deportivo and the translation via Sport Witness.

Apparently, Varane ‘doesn’t seem very convinced’ about staying with Real Madrid this summer. That’s because the offer that’s on the table will see him earn less money than what he’s currently on. Yup, Real Madrid’s money concerns are very, very real.

That’s where United come in, as they’re ‘very interested’ in signing the top-class 28-year-old, whose current contract expires in 2022.

It’s claimed Real Madrid would demand £60m (€70m) to allow Varane to leave during the coming summer, which seems a lot for a player with one year left on his deal. That said, Varane’s quality cannot be denied.

MD states that the ‘offers are not lacking’ for Varane, with Paris Saint-Germain also getting a mention. United will have to pull off something pretty special to prevent the centre-half from heading back to his homeland. Ensuring Champions League qualification over the next couple of weeks would certainly be a good start…

The transfer fee shouldn’t be a problem while Varane would immediately be the best centre-half at the club if this deal can be reached. Hopefully, we see some concrete movement on this transfer very soon.

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