By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £40million bid for Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane this summer.
United are on track to finish second in the Premier League but their defence has been shaky, with more goals conceded than 17th-placed Brighton.
According to the Mirror, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing the Frenchman to play alongside captain Harry Maguire at the heart of the defence.
Varane, 28, only has a year left on his contract and United believe they can secure his signature for around £40m.
The 73-cap international has spent a decade with the Spanish giants, making 359 appearances in all competitions, winning 18 trophies in that time.
He has won three La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and the 2018 World Cup, and would bring pace, poise and winning experience to the side.