Man United in the hunt for €70m-rated La Liga centre-back

As per the latest update on the Raphael Varane transfer saga, Real Madrid and Man United are on the cusp of arriving at an agreement over a deal for the defender.

France international has been with the Los Blancos for a decade now and has cemented his status as one of the best defenders to play for the club during his successful ten-year stint, having won a host of titles and trophies, including four UCL.

However, having entered the final year of his deal with Real Madrid, Varane has his heart set on an exit this summer. Indeed, Raphael is seeking a new challenge in his career, with long-term admirers Man United touted as his next destination.

Man United have been ardent suitors of the 28year-old centre-back before he signed for Real Madrid and may finally be close to getting their hands on the defender in the ongoing transfer window.

Red Devils are in need of another world-class defender to partner club captain Harry Maguire as they look to close the gap to the top of the table. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have not been consistent enough while also having had to battle injury issues, whereas Phil Jones is not part of the Norwegian manager’s plans.

With Axel Tuanzebe also expected to depart on loan this summer, bringing in a new central defender becomes of paramount importance for the Red Devils. While a host of names had been linked over the weeks, Red Devils have narrowed in on the Frenchman now and have been working on getting a deal over the line for quite some time now.