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Manchester United make £50m bid for Real Madrid star


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United fail with opening Varane bid

Manchester United have reportedly made an opening bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

The Frenchman has been fancied to leave Los Blancos after a decade due to his contract standoff with the club.

He has 12 months left on his contract, and he has snubbed negotiations after being asked to take a pay-cut.

According to Manchester Evening News, United made a £50m bid for the centre-back, but it was swiftly rejected by Los Blancos.

The Madrid giants want around £80m for their defender, but United are optimistic that the price could be negotiated.

A fee of around £60m could seal the deal. United will face plenty of competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

Varane reportedly prefers a move to Ligue 1 with Les Parisiens, but the Premier League duo remain hopeful of landing him.

Varane is expected to make a decision regarding his future shortly after the conclusion of France's campaign at Euro 2020.