MANCHESTER UNITED are ‘not far off’ agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, according to reports.
The Red Devils are working on a sensational deal to sign the highly-decorated defender this summer.
Real Madrid are reluctant to sell their French stalwart, but refuse to lose him for nothing when his contract expires next year.
United have been in negotiations for some time now with the 28-year-old and his representatives.
And according to the MEN, an agreement is getting close.
They also claim that Varane wants to head straight to Manchester after his summer holidays, rather than have to return to pre-season training in Madrid.
He is currently still on his summer break, having played for France at Euro 2020.
His side were eliminated by Switzerland a fortnight ago.
Man United’s interest in Varane has been long standing – they were even contenders to sign him before he went to Madrid as a teenager in 2011.
The Red Devils were also keen to sign him in 2018, but couldn’t get a deal done.
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Madrid were initially thought to want £80million this summer.
But due to his contract situation, they are resigned to losing him for a lot less.
United are believed to be working on a package worth around £50m.
And they hope to get the deal concluded ‘in the next few weeks’.
Varane could be United’s second addition of the summer, after they finally agreed a deal with Dortmund for Jadon Sancho.
They have also been linked with the likes of Pau Torres, as well as Varane’s compatriots Jules Kounde and Eduardo Camavinga.
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