Manchester United will reportedly go all out and try to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer as they look to try and shore up their defense. The Red Devils currently need a proven central defensive star who will become partners to Harry Maguire and they have already created a list of defensive options they want to sign.


Although Manchester United are currently the second-placed team in the Premier League standings, they are still lacking toughness defensively and currently do not have the complete squad capable enough to chase down League champions Manchester City. Bearing that in mind, Olé Gunnar Solksjær has informed the United board that he will be needing reinforcements in the summer if they expect him to mount a serious title challenge next season.

Varane is not the only defender United have on their list, with Villarreal’s Pau Torres the second name on the list and their option B in case they are not able to convince the French defender to move to Old Trafford. Also, Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is on the list and they will continue to explore their options till they arrive at their final choice.

Varane has not signed a contract extension at Real Madrid and has been linked with a move away from the club alongside captain Sergio Ramos. It is believed that if both stars leave Real Madrid, the Los Blancos will try to sign their replacements as early as possible so they can have a complete team during their pre-season preparations before the start of next season.

Varane would be a good signing for United if the Red Devils are able to convince the player to move to England but he would first want some assurances before agreeing to any move. He could cost United around £40 million.