Manchester United reportedly reached a ‘total agreement’ with Real Madrid over Raphael Varane.
The centre-back has been widely linked with a move to Old Trafford, and France’s exit from Euro 2020 on Monday could accelerate transfer negotiations.
Varane was involved as Switzerland produced the biggest shock of the tournament so far as they beat the world champions on penalties.
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It now opens the door for United to engage in talks with Varane and his representatives over a potential move to Old Trafford.
And Spanish journalist Pipi Estrada, speaking on El Chiringuito TV (via Express), has claimed United already have a ‘total agreement’ with Madrid.
Varane wants a new challenge after his glittering spell with Madrid.
His massive salary – thought to be in the region of £400,000-a-week – could be a problem, but he remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target to partner Harry Maguire.
And former United star and coach Nicky Butt recently opened up on Varane, admitting the France international would be a great addition to Solskjaer’s squad.
“For me, next season has to be about getting some silverware back in that trophy cabinet for Manchester United,” Butt told Ladbrokes.
“It’s about getting the right players who will allow you to challenge for trophies.
“It’s a winning club, so we can’t go this long without silverware.
“The biggest thing that needs addressing for me at Manchester United this summer is that centre-back position; we need a partner for Harry Maguire.
“It has to be someone that’s going to be compatible with Maguire.
“If you spend the kind of money you did on Harry Maguire, you then have to follow it up by bringing someone in who can play with him.
“He’s the club captain; Victor Lindelof is too similar to him. It needs to be someone with pure, blistering pace, someone who can play out from the back.
“Everyone talks about Raphael Varane. I understand he’s a little bit older than most people would perhaps like, but you just have to go back to the days of Teddy Sheringham.
“I think we bought him when he was 32, and we went and won the treble with him. If Varane is available, then I’d go all out for him.”
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