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Manchester United are close to agreeing personal terms with Raphael Varane after being given permission to approach the player from Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.
The French international is reportedly interested in the move to Manchester and if personal terms are agreed, the club will open talks with Real Madrid over a transfer fee.
However, according to BBC journalist Simon Stone, United are wary of the deal with Real Madrid as they believed that they were close to signing Varane's former team-mate Sergio Ramos five years ago which was used as a ploy to secure the Spanish star a new contract.
During Varane's ten years in Madrid, the 28 year old has had a decorated career, winning the La Liga three times and the Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup four times.
The French centre-back has also been capped 79 times and was crucial in helping the nation to win the World Cup in 2018.
Varane, who shockingly exited Euro 2020 with France at the round of 16 against Switzerland this summer, has just one year left of his contract with Madrid meaning that United are looking to agree a small transfer fee considering he could leave for free next summer.
United have also been linked with Spain and Villareal defender Pau Torres as the club look to strengthen the centre-back position to fill alongside England international Harry Maguire.
The Premier League giants have already completed the signing of their long-term target Jadon Sancho for £73 million, subject to a medical.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United finished 12 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City and signings such as Sancho and Varane would look to help the club close that gap.
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