The transfer of Jadon Sancho to the Theater of Dreams is a done deal, but Manchester United does not plan to stop there. Although they will potentially set aside 95,000,000 euros (85,000,000 fixed) for the English national team player, they also want Rafael Varane in their ranks.
According to numerous media from England, and confirmed by the renowned Sky Sports, negotiations with Real Madrid are open. Varane has been considered one of the best European defenders for some time. With Real, he won everything that can be won, so the general impression is that he is ready to change the environment.
His cooperation with Blancos expires in a year, he has already lost his partner in the defense of Sergio Ramos, who left the club after the expiration of his contract. The fact that he entered the last year of cooperation aroused the interest of numerous clubs, Manchester was the first in line, but PSG is also closely monitoring the situation.
However, as Varane ended his participation in the European Championship surprisingly early, the Devils threw themselves into the work. They got in touch and started negotiations, and allegedly they are ready to pay 50,000,000 euros for the services of the 28-year-old defender.
However, the Royal Club is asking for 20,000,000 euros more. It is not excluded that Real will make concessions, especially if the Frenchman expresses a desire to change the environment. They need funds in order to provide the returnee to the bench, Carlo Ancelotti, with an adequate budget for the reconstruction of the playing staff.
Real Madrid is looking for a new players
Allegedly, in the case of the sale of Varane, they would go for the Spanish representative from Villarreal, Pau Torres, who has a buyout clause of 65,000,000 euros. Torres' hiring could wait, in case Real chases Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe this summer, but it seems that the acquisition of a new defender will be at the top of the list of priorities, even despite the agreed arrival of David Alaba.
The Austrian arrives at the Bernabeu as a free agent. In addition, L'Equipe announced today that Mbappe has decided not to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but also to work for the last year in his contract with the Saints.
United is determined to hire a quality central defender. It has been seen in previous seasons how important a real signing in defender positions can be in the fight for trophies. Liverpool made a great move when they "broke the money box" and signed Virgil Van Dijk to their ranks for 85,000,000.
Also, City set aside around 70,000,000 euros for Ruben Dias last summer and did not make a mistake. The Portuguese was named the best player in the Premier League, and the Citizens won the title and reached the Champions League final.