There’s no doubt defensive signings would make sense as a priority for Liverpool FC this summer after such a nightmare season of injuries at the back.
Varane would be a fine signing to bolster the Reds in that position, with Virgil van Dijk in need of a more reliable partner once he returns, with Joel Matip and Joe Gomez long showing themselves to be far too injury prone.
United, meanwhile, could benefit from Varane as an upgrade on the likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly if they are to make that final step up towards becoming genuine title challengers.
It’s certainly encouraging news that Madrid now seem ready to let the France international go as he nears the end of his contract.
It therefore makes sense that Los Blancos would be keen to cash in on him while they still can in case they lose him on a free at the end of next season.
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