Man United ready to raid Euro rivals with £25m transfer swoop

According to reports from Mirror Football, Manchester United are preparing a £25million transfer bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

The prodigious centre-half is rated as one of the most promising young defenders in world football, having already won a Champions League title and captained the France national team at just 23 years of age.

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But the 28-cap international has found himself marginalised somewhat by Zinedine Zidane in recent weeks, benched for both legs of Los Blancos’ Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.

According to Mirror Football, Manchester United were monitoring the 6 foot 3 defender back in 2011 but opted to sign Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers instead.

However, Varane now finds himself back on the Red Devils’ transfer radar, amid suspicions he could be available during the coming transfer window.

United are resultantly lining up a £25million transfer bid but with his Bernabeu contract not due to expire for another four years, Real Madrid are under no pressing obligation to sell.

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