Old Trafford side ready to dig deep for Bernabeu centre-back.
Man United boss Louis van Gaal’s search for a strong defensive signing will see the Dutchman make a big money move for Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane according to the Metro.
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The Old Trafford side have struggle for consistency at the back, often counting on in-form keeper David de Gea to bail them out, and young French international Varane may be keen on a move to the Premier League side.
The 21 year old has demanded talks with Bernabeu president Florentino Perez after a season spent behind Sergio Ramos and Pepe in Carlo Ancelotti’s first team set-up.
Man United are ready to offer £35m for the former Lens man and that may be a bid the Spanish giants consider as they seek to balance the books after vast spending sprees in recent transfer windows.
Varane is rightly considered a hot young prospect but his chances of a more regular spot in Ancelotti’s starting eleven will not have been aided by his display during Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to local rivals Atletico Madrid.