Man United on the brink of signing 28-year-old La Liga defender

Man United are closing in on a sensational £68m double transfer swoop as they look to wrap up deals for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier, according to reports. Man United have already agreed to a £73m move for Jadon Sancho and have now turned their attention to bolstering their back-line.

Negotiations have been taking place with Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane’s representatives and now the World Cup winner has agreed to move to Man United.

Man United’s hierarchy had harboured fears Varane might be using their interest in order to land a bumper new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, a tactic employed by Sergio Ramos in 2015.

But France international’s camp are understood to have negotiated terms on a five-year deal and a switch to Man United is now considered imminent, though a fee still has to be agreed with Los Blancos.

La Liga giants, though, have little power in the negotiation with the 28-year-old defender having made it clear he is not willing to extend his current deal which expires next year when he would be free to leave for nothing.

Atletico Madrid defender Trippier is keen to come back to the PL and negotiations over an £18m transfer are now ‘in the final stages’. Should both agreements be completed for those fees, it would take Man United’s summer spending to around £140m before they have even played their first pre-season friendly.

Kieran Trippier’s versatility is a big appeal for the Norwegian coach, with England international able to play at either right-back, left-back or wing-back, and he is seen as a more attacking option than Aaron Wan-Bissaka.