Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly preparing to launch a £40m offer for Real Madrid French defender Raphael Varane.
United are expected to bring a new centre-back to the club this summer as a partner for Harry Maguire, and Varane has been strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford in recent months.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner remains a key figure at the Bernabeu, but his current deal is due to expire next summer, and there have been suggestions that Madrid would be open to a sale in the upcoming market.
And according to The Mirror, United are lining up a £40m offer for Varane who is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League during this summer’s transfer window.
The report claims that the 20-time English champions have failed to sign Varane on two previous occasions but are now confident of bringing him to the club ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
The centre-back, who has also previously been linked with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, has scored twice in 40 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season.