Manchester United are reportedly prepared to pay as much as £90million for the transfer of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.
The France international has long been a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s side, so it’s hard to imagine him leaving any time soon.
Don Balon link Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a strong interest in Varane, with the club said to be willing to pay £90m for him.
Though it seems even that won’t persuade Real to let the 27-year-old go, according to the report.
This follows the Red Devils being linked with a possible interest in Varane by The Athletic in a recent report, which noted United’s need to strengthen at the back, with Dayot Upamecano also mentioned as a potential addition.
With Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly all struggling in United’s defence in recent times, it seems clear a change is needed, and Varane could be a big upgrade.
This could just be an ambitious move as it’s hard to see why Varane would leave Real for Old Trafford right now.