Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane wants to play for Manchester United and already has a deal in place to move to Old Trafford.

That’s according to ABC (the second largest newspaper in Spain, and the top one in Madrid), who provide details on the contract the Frenchman has agreed with the Premier League side.

They explain that this summer will see a change in the centre of Real Madrid’s defence, with Sergio Ramos and Varane both departing.

The latter ‘wants’ to play for Manchester United, and the club are working on the deal, although there is a major difference in terms of money at this moment in time.

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Varane, for his part, wants to negotiate everything within two weeks and not start pre-season at Valdebebas with Madrid.

He has already reached a personal ‘pre-agreement’ with Manchester United to sign for five years and receive €12m a year.

Madrid made him an ‘important offer’ for four-seasons and €7m a year but made it clear they would never pay €12m, which is what he asked for as he reasonably wanted parity with David Alaba.

Thus his representatives, CAA Sports, rejected Madrid’s proposal and ‘hope’ that Manchester United will come to an agreement with Madrid over their asking price, which is now the crux of the matter.

United are only offering €45m after they paid €85m for Jadon Sancho, but Madrid have hit back, saying they would not have paid so much for the Englishman.

They will only allow Varane to leave for a minimum of €55m, although the target is to receive €60m.

Faced with this ‘diatribe’, Varane is now pondering whether he will actually be allowed to leave or ultimately end up signing a new four-year deal to remain at the Bernabeu.