Rafael Varane, a defender for Real Madrid, has been linked with a move to Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Real Madrid club is pessimistic about the forthcoming contract talks with the Frenchman. Real Madrid suspects the player would refuse to sign a new contract, so the club is willing to let him leave this summer to collect funds.

The buying of a central defender to pair with Harry Maguire is United’s top priority in the summer transfer window.

Varane has already been approached by the English club on many occasions, but Real Madrid has declined to sell him.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the situation has now changed.

Varane has two goals and 24 appearances in La Liga this season.


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