Manchester United make Raphael Varane their top defensive target: report

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United have reportedly made Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane their top defensive target for the summer.

The Frenchman has publicly denied a desire to leave the Spanish club but reports have continued to grow nonetheless.

Varane is said to be open to a move despite not actively looking to move as he has a growing desire for a challenge.

It’s believed Madrid are planning for a summer overhaul and may consider selling the centre-back to fund moves in other positions.

United have tracked the World Cup winner ever since Jose Mourinho first began his reign at the club and wished to sign a top centre-back.

According to The Independent, the Red Devils’ have made initial enquires over Raphael as he is their ideal centre-back candidate though he would cost over £100m.

It was said that Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was the club’s top target but the 25 year old quickly emerged as a candidate after it was previously unthought of to lure him away.

Manchester United aren’t expected to part ways with over £100m on one signing as a summer overhaul is currently being planned.

However, a player of Varane’s quality doesn’t become available everyday and so they may be tempted to break the bank for him.

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