Facing a dip in form at Manchester United, Raphaël Varane certainly isn’t having the best season of his career, as the Red Devils continue their upwards struggle to find consistency in their results.

The Frenchman, who arrived at Old Trafford with a lot of expectations, lived up to them mostly last campaign, but, like those around him, appears to have regressed a bit this time around.

That doesn’t mean Manchester United would be willing to let him go easily, however, even if clubs, such as Bayern Munich, are circling around the 30-year-old, as reported by Florian Plettenberg on X.

The Sky Germany reporter took to the social media platform to reveal the Bundesliga giants have ‘considered’ the defender, and ‘discussions took place’.

As things stand, the decision taken is that he is an ‘interesting’ option for Bayern, but is ‘currently unrealistic’ because of the big wages he is on at Manchester United, estimated at £17m a year.

Right now, a move for Varane is ‘not a hot topic’, but Plettenberg makes it clear that the Bavarian side will keep him ‘under observation’ over the next few weeks.

It’s added that Bayern have been told that a departure from Manchester United this winter ‘is possible’, with a price valuation of €20-30m.

The Premier League side do not want to consider a loan ‘at this stage’.