Manchester United have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to prioritize a high-quality center-back as they consider a long-term partner for Harry Maguire in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have been linked with Jules Kounde, Pau Torres and Sergio Ramos, but the Real Madrid defender is seen as their main goal heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
According to the Daily Mail, the 20-time England champions believe the Frenchman would thrive alongside Maguire, and the club will do their utmost to reward the center-back away from the Bernabeu this summer.
The Frenchman is under contract with Los Blancos until 2022, but it is believed that the Spanish champions are nonetheless asking for fees in the order of £ 60million, which Gunnar Solskjaer’s side hope to reduce.
Varane has scored twice in 36 appearances for Madrid in all competitions this season.