Bid rejected: Man United offer snubbed by Real Madrid with two parties still €20M apart

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Real Madrid have rejected Manchester United’s opening offer for defender Raphael Varane, according to AS.

Man United have been heavily linked with Varane, having already agreed a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Goal have reported that the Red Devils already have an agreement in principle with the player, with Real Madrid accepting that he will be sold.

While that suggests that the deal is not far away from being completed, Spanish publication AS suggest that Man United are not getting anywhere near Real Madrid’s asking price.

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Raphael Varane is being linked with a move to Manchester United

It’s claimed that Man United are attempting to haggle Varane’s price down to depths which Real Madrid are not prepared to go.

As a result, AS believe that Real Madrid have snubbed Man United’s opening offer for Varane, with the two parties still some distance apart over the Frenchman’s valuation.

Real Madrid are thought to be holding firm towards the €70M mark, while Man United have only offered €45M plus €5m add-ons.

We could be in for lengthy negotiations here. Strap yourselves in, United fans…

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  1. This reminds me of how Man U haggled over Harry Maguire and then just before the deadline they paid the asking price. Why don’t they just pay the asking price now? i do not understand the logic of endless haggling and I am sure Varane would feel more valuable and wanted by Man U if they paid up right now.

  2. If Varane is worth what Madrid want United cannot let Pogba go for anything less £80 million. As usual Madrid are plying games. I would not budge from what United have offered and start looking elsewhere.

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