Raphael Varane fancies a move to the Premier League this summer in a major boost to Manchester United’s chances of securing his signature.
That’s according to Sport, who say United, Liverpool and Manchester City are the clubs ‘on the shortlist’ for the Frenchman’s signature.
The newspaper explains that the Real Madrid centre-back has decided to leave the Bernabeu this summer and has ‘set his sights’ on the Premier League.
Madrid are hoping to get between €65-70m for the defender, meaning there are only a handful of clubs that could actually make a move.
Manchester United are likely to be at the front of the queue, but Manchester City and Liverpool all ‘need a centre-back’ with experience, according to the Catalan paper.
Madrid are open to a sale as this is the final year they can get money for Varane and want at least €65m, although any interested party will have to add Varane’s €6m in wages to the total as well.
Sport’s assertion about all three clubs seems a little off, though, given Liverpool are about to sign Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig, and Manchester City have been excellent in defence this season.
Conversely, Manchester United being interested makes a tonne of sense given they do need a centre-back and have been keen on Varane for years.
Indeed, the last few months have seen numerous reports about them being keen again ahead of the summer.
The difference now is that Varane has decided to leave and wants to move to England, which makes this feel like their best opportunity to get the Frenchman yet.