Champions League winner tempted to accept £61million Manchester United transfer offer

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is reportedly the subject of a £61million transfer bid from Manchester United, according to sources in Spain.

The France international is tempted to try his luck with a move to the Premier League and to work again under his old manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, according to Don Balon.

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Varane would undoubtedly be a fine addition to this United squad given their weakness at the back, with none of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones or Marcos Rojo really looking good enough as long-term options to be first choice in that department.

Varane, meanwhile, has been a key player for Real Madrid in their three Champions League victories in recent years, and of course first made his breakthrough at the Bernabeu under Mourinho.

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Raphael Varane to Manchester United would be a fine transfer

It would be little surprise to see the Portuguese tactician look to work with the 25-year-old again at United, as he has the perfect blend of experience along with untapped potential.

With his best years still ahead of him, Varane could perhaps benefit from a new challenge and seems a good fit for Premier League football, while working under a defensively astute coach like Mourinho could really take him to another level.

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