Transfer: Man United agree £41m for Real Madrid’s Varane

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Transfer: Man United agree to £41m for Real Madrid’s Varane.

Manchester United has agreed with a fee of £41m with Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane.

The price for the France international is believed to be £41m including add-ons, and the deal is set to go through, subject to a medical.

Having already signed England international Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, the acquisition of Varane would be a further statement of intent from United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team was second in the Premier League last season but finished 12 points behind Manchester City.

Varane is well established as one of the world’s top defenders, joining Real from French side Lens in 2011. He has made over 350 appearances for the club and be capped 79 times by France, helping them to World Cup glory in 2018.

He started all four of France’s matches at Euro 2020 before they were knocked out on penalties by Switzerland. If the deal goes through as expected, Varane’s first competitive action for United could come when they start their Premier League campaign on August 14 against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

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