– Manchester United are exploring the
possibility of signing Raphael Varane
– Mourinho is keen on signing the
Frenchman to partner Smalling at center
– Varane started juts 14 out of 34 games
between December and May for Madrid
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho is
looking at the possibility of signing Real
Madrid defender Raphael Varane this
The Red Devils paid £25m to sign Eric Bailly
from Villarreal but Mourinho is keen to add a
top talent he is familiar with in Varane.
Varane says he wants assurance over his
future at Real Madrid
According to the Manchester Evening news,
United have tried to sign Varane in the past
and the Red Devils will try and tempt him to
Old Trafford once again.
It was reported that Everton’s John Stones
and Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci have also
been identified as possible partners for Chris
Smalling at the heart of the defence.
Atletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte would be
tough to sign after the Frenchman signed a
new four-year contract at Athletic Bilbao this
The 23-year-old Varane has fallen behind
Pepe in the pecking order at the
Bernabeu though coach Zinedine Zidane is
keen to tie down his compatriot with a new
long-term contract.
Jose Mourinho
But they admit Varane could be convinced to
move to Old Trafford to work with his former
boss Mourinho with the promise of regular
first-team football.
The former Lens defender started just 14 of
Real’s 34 games between December and May
last season.