Manchester United contact Raphael Varane over summer switch

Published 3 Comments

Manchester United have contacted Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane's representatives in a bid to find out if the Les Blues starlet would consider a £20m switch to Old Trafford.

That is according to French publication Le10 Sport, who in an article mentioned by the Independent this afternoon claimed that Louis van Gaal has identified the 21-year-old as a potential superstar capable of filling the void left at Old Trafford by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Varane is reportedly open to joining United and is not concerned about a lack of Champions League football, but will only consider a move to either United or Chelsea if he fails to gain assurances over a star role moving forward with Real Madrid.

Related Articles

-Raphael Varane urged to snub Chelsea
-Chelsea sound out Raphael Varane over £20m move

Contract Uncertainty

United have been alerted to Varane's potential availability because contract talks with Madrid have gone far from swimmingly.

Varane is committed to Madrid until 2017 and there is no rush to sign fresh terms, but regardless there is widespread interest in one of Europe's most exciting talents and a lack of urgency over negotiations has strengthened United's belief that they could beat Chelsea to a major addition before the transfer window closes.

Early talks held

Le10Sport believe that United have spoken to Varane' agent to see if he would welcome interest from the Premier League, receiving a response which far from dampened Red Devils resolve to stay in this transfer chase for the long haul.

Chelsea are undoubtedly also interested though and Blues boss Jose Mourinho is the man that first decided Varane deserved the chance to shine in Madrid's first-team as a teenager, a relationship he would love to rekindle when the evergreen John Terry is finally forced to hang up his boots.

Future superstar

Varane shone at the World Cup for France and already has more than 100 senior appearances to his name, which is exactly why United would love the opportunity to add the centre-back to their ranks if Madrid can quite surprisingly be persuaded to sell.

United fans will be perfectly within their rights to view this move as a long shot rather than a safer bet such as Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, but Van Gaal can be forgiven for making an approach for a genuine future superstar who could provide the long-term solution to central defensive woes at the Theatre of Dreams.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester United
Real Madrid
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again