Solskjaer explains why Manchester United is yet to officially confirm Varane deal

Manchester United have reached agreement with Real Madrid for the sale of Raphael Varane.

Manchester United announced on Tuesday that a deal has been agreed with Real Madrid for Varane, with a medical expected to be completed soon.

The deal is thought to be worth an initial £34m, with add-ons taking it up to around £42m.

Solskjaer has moved to explain why the official confirmation is yet to take place.

He said: “From what I know, the club is working on the quickest possible solution to get everything sorted [for the medical]. I don’t know the timescale yet, there’s a visa coming into England now with Brexit and quarantining, everything has to be done as quickly as possible and by the book.

“As I’ve said before, every manager would be happy the sooner and the earlier the deals are done. This year we’ve managed to get it sorted, the two we’ve got in will make a huge difference for us, both this season, short-term, but also long-term.”