Manchester United very close to signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid

Manchester United have already sealed two transfers so far, landing Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton from Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa respectively.

The Red Devils are now close to sealing the transfer of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

According to Diario AS journalist Edu Cornago, Manchester United are very close to agreeing a deal with Real Madrid for the transfer of Varane.

The France international has just a year left on his current Los Blancos deal, meaning the La Liga giants face selling him now or losing him for nothing next year.

“The Varane-United agreement is very close to being produced,” he said on Twitter.

“Varane welcomes the option of going to Manchester. In Madrid, he is looking for a sports project that, for the moment, does not give him.”

Meanwhile, United legend Nicky Butt recently urged the club to get a deal for the Real Madrid star over the line.

“For me, next season has to be about getting some silverware back in that trophy cabinet for Manchester United,” Butt said.

“It’s about getting the right players who will allow you to challenge for trophies.

“It’s a winning club, so we can’t go this long without silverware.

“The biggest thing that needs addressing for me at Manchester United this summer is that centre-back position; we need a partner for Harry Maguire.

“It has to be someone that’s going to be compatible with Maguire.

“If you spend the kind of money you did on Harry Maguire, you then have to follow it up by bringing someone in who can play with him.

“He’s the club captain; Victor Lindelof is too similar to him. It needs to be someone with pure, blistering pace, someone who can play out from the back.

“Everyone talks about Raphael Varane. I understand he’s a little bit older than most people would perhaps like, but you just have to go back to the days of Teddy Sheringham.

“I think we bought him when he was 32, and we went and won the treble with him. If Varane is available, then I’d go all out for him.”