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United close in on Varane

Published : 04 Jul 2021 09:01 PM


Manchester United are seemingly not messing about this transfer window.

Having finally agreed a deal to bring Jadon Sancho in from Borussia Dortmund and end the transfer saga for £72.9million, those in charge at Old Trafford are setting their sights on further signings.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has reached a pre-agreement to sign for United on a five-year contract worth €12m (£10.3m) per year, report ABC Deportes.

The Spanish outlet say Los Blancos made an offer for four years at a rate of €7m (£6m), and although the Red Devils have become frontrunners, an agreement between the two clubs is yet to be made. The 28-year-old is said to be hoping to negotiate the move in two weeks and not start the pre-season with Madrid but as a United player.

United have reportedly offered €45m (£38.6m) but Real say they will only sell for a minimum of €55m (£47.2m) plus add-ons.

The aim of the Santiago Bernabeu hierarchy is to recoup €60m (£51.5m) following club captain Sergio Ramos' departure last month.

Varane, having been knocked out of the European Championships with France, is currently deciding whether to leave the Bernabeu and make the move to Manchester.