Raphael Varane ‘has agreed a contract with Manchester United until 2026’… but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have ‘yet to reach a deal with Real Madrid’ with French defender ‘happy to play the waiting game’ this summer


  • Manchester United are aiming for a big summer to fix their long-standing issues
  • Rafael Varane is their next big target and they are facing the Frenchman
  • United have now reportedly agreed a contract with the centre-back until 2026
  • The club still hasn’t made an official bid but Madrid are ready to leave

Manchester United have made a significant move closer to the dream centre-back partner for Harry Maguire, reportedly having agreed Rafael Varane until 2026.

Those terms would be canceled if United cannot complete a deal with Real Madrid to sign the player, but Los Blancos have already resigned to lose the 28-year-old.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already solved his lack of quality on the right wing with Jadon Sancho this summer.

Rafael Varane has reportedly agreed terms on joining Manchester United to stay until 2026

The World Cup winner is closing in on a sensational move, with one year left on his contract

The World Cup winner is closing in on a sensational move, with one year left on his contract

His other long-standing lack was a central defender to play alongside Harry Maguire, with Victor Lindelof struggling to complement the £80m man’s abilities.

United are now within walking distance of providing a solution in the form of world class capability, with aim The report said that a five-year deal has been signed with Varane.

The World Cup winner will receive increased wages and is looking forward to a switch to Old Trafford, although his respect for the Spanish champions has kept him from agitating for the move.

United are yet to bid for the player, spending his time after the LaLiga club resigned for losing the centre-back.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes centre-back will answer Warren United's issues

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes centre-back will answer Warren United’s issues

The Frenchman has a long history with Real Madrid and is unwilling to agitate for a move

The Frenchman has a long history with Real Madrid and is unwilling to agitate for a move

Madrid have already seen Sergio Ramos exit PSG this summer and his clear form will continue with a man who has been playing for the club since 2011.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are looking to recover funds after the Covid-19 shutdown, as they aim to bid for Kylian Mbappe next summer.

Varane only has one year left in the Madrid deal, and Real have valued the star at £50m as they look to avoid losing him for free.

However, SportsMail revealed that United still believe the price is too high, and the stalemate is unwilling to continue with either club.

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