According to reports in Spain, Manchester United are at a “very advanced” stage in talks to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly given Varane his blessing to join Manchester United this summer.
Varane’s contract expires in the summer of 2022 and the 27 year old French defender has stalled on extending his contract with the Spanish club.
Real Madrid have to sell Varane this summer or lose the 27 year old for nothing next year.
Varane is widely viewed as one of the world’s best central defenders; a four-time Champions League winner with Los Blancos and a regular in the France national team.