Raphael Varane: Manchester United interested in signing defender from Real Madrid

Manchester United is interested in Raphael Varane, Real Madrid defender.Initial talks took place, and the France international is still a player United are considering, though other clubs may be interested including Paris Saint-Germain.Varane has one year remaining on his Real Madrid contract, so it remains to see if Varane will be allowed to leave. Sergio Ramos, a fellow defender, has already left the club after his contract expired.United knows Varane can sign a precontract agreement in January. Therefore, United would be interested to negotiate a lower fee for transfer.United is looking at a number centre-backs this summer, as they consider the position a priority.Sky Sports News reported that they are interested in Atalanta's Cristian Romo, Sevilla's Jules Kounde, and Lille defender Sven Botman.Premier League players have made another move to improve their attack. They signed Jadon Sancho, an England international, from Borussia Dortmund, for 73 million. This was subject to a medical on Thursday.Image: Varane is an active member of the France defenseVarane (28 years old) would be another sign of intent to compete against Manchester City for the Premier League title. Varane has established himself as one the best defenders in the world since joining Real from Lens in the summer 2011.He made over 350 appearances for France and was capped 79 times. This helped them to World Cup glory 2018 and started all four matches at Euro 2020, before being knocked out by Switzerland.