According to top football expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United has begun talks with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Varane has been identified as a top objective for the Red Devils this summer. After falling short by 12 points in the 2020-21 season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is gearing up to challenge for the crown next season.
Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton have already agreed to join Manchester United. With the arrival of a long-term partner for Harry Maguire and a holding midfielder, they might be title contenders next season.
Manchester United is in communication with Varane’s entourage, according to the above source, but has yet to make an official approach. The difficulties of the deal, according to Romano, indicate that it will take time, implying that Manchester United will have to wait as they did with Sancho.
Real Madrid will attempt to persuade the World Cup champion to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu. He may, however, be looking for a new challenge. Manchester United is ready to start talks with the centre-back on personal terms. However, both sides may find it difficult to discuss the player’s add-ons and other contract details.
Varane is at the top of Manchester United’s priority list.
Manchester United will go all out to sign Varane, according to Romano, because he is their top defensive target. Varane, who is still only 28, has won the Champions League four times, the World Cup three times, and La Liga three times.