United dealt decisive blow in €10m starlet chase

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Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of French defender Raphael Varane.

The Lens starlet has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with Sir Alex Ferguson a known admirer of the prodigious 18-year-old talent.

However, La Liga giants Madrid have won the race for the player, who has signed a six-year contract with Los Blancos after passing a medical earlier today.

Despite the French outfit suffering relegation from Ligue 1 last term, the U21 international impressed during his first season as a senior professional at the club.

Ferguson has had the scout tracked on a number of occassions, with the Red Devils continuing to chase the player despite the addition of Phil Jones at Old Trafford a fortnight ago.

Manchester United were unable to secure the €10 million addition though, with Varane electing the Spanish capital over the Barclays Premier League champions in a move that will please Madrid director Zinadine Zidane, who recently hailed his compatriot as a star of the future.


It wasn't all doom and gloom for Manchester United on Monday though, with goalkeeper David de Gea arriving in the city for a medical ahead of his protracted move to Old Trafford.

The Spanish starlet has been expected to complete a Manchester United move all summer, and moved a step closer to the £17 million switch.

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