It’s a transfer saga set to last all summer, as United have been linked regularly with the Frenchman, who has reportedly declared his desire to take on a new challenge in the Premier League with Old Trafford being his go-to destination.
However, rumors say that talks have stalled between the two European heavyweights as fees have yet to be agreed for the defender.
As the days go by, some sections of those at the top of United fear Varane may manipulate the Red Devils’ interest in him to win an exceptional new contract at Los Blancos.
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The 28-year-old is well aware that Real Madrid will be keen to keep him linked at the Santiago Bernabeu for the coming season, having already lost club legend and longtime servant Sergio Ramos to Paris Saint-Germain on a free earlier. this summer .
Having been at the club for a decade, Varane’s presence will be welcomed as the Spanish giants prepare for what could prove to be a hectic transition period surrounded by financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
These are the same financial issues, however, that could be the reason Varane may be leaving, as Real Madrid look to bolster their own transfer funds, which would be made easier by his sale.
Varane has already entered the last 12 months of his current contract with Real Madrid and from January next year he is free to sign a pre-contract deal with another club.
He remains United’s priority target now that Jadon Sancho has been confirmed, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeing Varane as the ideal partner for club captain Harry Maguire at the heart of the defense.
Despite the fact that he could walk for free this time around next year, Real Madrid want sufficient compensation if Varane were to leave and would demand up to £ 60million for the 28-year-old.
United chief executive Ed Woodward wants that figure reduced by at least £ 20million, given Varane’s age means he is likely to have little or no value to sell.
During his ten-year stay at the club, Varane played more than 350 times for Real Madrid, winning four Champions Leagues as well as the 2018 World Cup with the French national team.
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