Man United is closing in on a deal for Varane.The likelihood of Manchester United landing Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is increasing, with Sky Sports News suggesting that an agreement with the player is close.
With the acquisition of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer, United has already made a significant statement.
Varane and Atletico Madrid full defender Kieran Trippier have been linked.
He returned to Real Madrid training over the weekend, although sources say he is eyeing a move to Manchester United.[irp] [irp] [irp]
Real are expected to demand a large amount for the France international, despite the fact that he only has one year left on his contract. However, Sky Sports News reports that United are “close to a full agreement in principle on personal terms” with the 28-year-old central defender.
His arrival would be a big coup for United, propelling them into the title race.
He is exactly what United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking for in a pacey companion for Harry Maguire.
There are likely to be further roadblocks to overcome, but United might have Varane in place before the Premier League season begins on August 14 against Leeds.