Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid's Raphael Varane - sources

Can Manchester United be the most resilient team in the Prem? (1:12).Manchester United and Real Madrid have reached a deal for Raphael Varane's signing, according to ESPN sources. The fee is approximately 41 million dollars ($48.4million) plus 8.2 million ($9.7 million) add-ons.After a medical and finalising personal terms, the transfer will take place. ESPN has been informed by sources that Madrid also offered to pay a solidarity payment to Varane's former club Lens. Varane moved from Lens to the Bernabeu in 2011 and is now a member of that club.Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. Only)- Do you not have ESPN? Get instant access- Ogden - Pogba is the future key to Man United's transfer plansOle Gunnar Solskjaer will sign the 28-year old, with an option to add another year. This is the third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Jadon Scho and Tom Heaton.Raphael Varane is now closer to joining Manchester United. Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesVarane attended preseason training with Madrid but ESPN sources said that he was looking for a new challenge in the Premier League, as he had entered his final year of contract.The Spanish giants decided to cash in on the centre-back, as it was unlikely that he would sign a new contract.Varane has left the Bernabeu after making 360 appearances over 10 years, winning the La Liga title three consecutively and the Champions League on four occasions. Varane was also part the 2018 France World Cup winning squad.United decided to sign a new centre back after completing the Sancho deal. Sources tell ESPN that a right-back and a midfielder are also on the wish list. However, sources say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff acknowledge that money is not always available and some targets may have to wait.Sancho, who moved from Borussia Dortmund to Sancho on Friday, is now back in training ahead of the final friendly against Everton at Old Trafford in August 7.United will face Brentford at Old Trafford Wednesday, and Championship side Preston North End at Deepdale Saturday.