Earlier today, we relayed news from Spain that Real Madrid are aware of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain interest in Raphaël Varane.
Los Blancos want to tie down the 28-year-old to a new deal and have proposals to secure his long-term future. Without a renewal, their idea is to cash in from the France international’s sale this summer.
That’s according to Goal España, who also add the centre-back has not ‘communicated to anyone’ whether he will sign an extension with the La Liga side or join another club.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will do everything possible to convince the former Lens man to sign an extension, even though they believe he has no intention to do it.
If this objective is not achieved, Varane will be made available in the market, and a €40-50m fee ‘is more logical’ than the desired price of €70m.
Goal España state the player wants to assess Real Madrid’s project and also the proposals he’s received from elsewhere.
One them is from the Red Devils, and the report claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘budget is not high’ to sign a central defender. It’s then stated United like Villarreal’s Pau Torres ‘a lot’, insinuating he’d be cheaper.
Although Torres’ release clause is in excess of €50m [could be in similar range to Varane’s asking price], United could get him on a relatively low salary, when compared to the Real Madrid player.