Raphael Varane seems to be the next target for Manchester United after nearly completing a deal to sign Jadon Sancho. The 21-year-old winger completed a medical at Carrington earlier on Tuesday and is set to be formally announced this week.
Now, attention seems to be turning towards securing defensive reinforcements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Varane, who nearly joined the club in 2011, has just one year remaining on his contract and new reports have emerged with positive news.
Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on the situation and claims that Manchester United and Real Madrid are ‘back in direct contact’ for the transfer of Varane.
Manchester United are now back in direct contact with Real Madrid for Raphaël Varane, after opening talks weeks ago. Negotiations on personal terms not an issue. 🔴 #MUFC
Man United confirmed their intention to sign Varane – official bid in once they’ll know Real final position.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2021
Romano says that talks over personal terms with Varane are not expected to be an issue and that the Old Trafford club has confirmed their intention to bring him to the club.
An official bid has, however, not been sent to the Spanish club. Romano went on to say, via his Twitch channel, that Manchester United are ‘seriously working’ on a deal to bring Varane to the club. Furthermore, he claims that the club will learn more about the details in the ‘coming days’ as they prepare to lodge an official bid.
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