Man United ‘just £12m short of center-back price’ as the star rejects PSG move to seal Reds transfer

Manchester United are reportedly just £12million short of meeting Real Madrid’s asking price for Raphael Varane. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already signed Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton this summer.

And he wants the France international to be next.

Manchester United are determined to win the Premier League title next time out.

And that means the Glazers are ready to give Solskjaer the transfer backing he wants, especially following the European Super League debacle.

It’s been a positive start to the summer so far for the Red Devils, with Sancho and Heaton arriving from Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa respectively.

And United are now eyeing Varane, determined to sign the France international a decade after Sir Alex Ferguson first tried to bring him to Old Trafford.

Any deal won’t be straightforward, despite the 28-year-old having just 12 months left on his contract to run.

But Bleacher Report’s Rob Blanchette has claimed United are £12m short on Varane’s price, though Sergio Ramos’ move to PSG should help to accelerate a deal.

“#MUFC are currently £12m short of Varane’s price, but PSG’s confirmation of Ramos should help the negotiations between United & Madrid to move forward,” he said on Twitter.

Real need the cash and don’t want to lose the player on a free.

“Varane wants to leave. Time to get this done.”

United, in recent years, have dragged their feet through negotiations to try and get the cheapest deals possible for a club of their size and stature.

And it seems as though they’re adopting that tactic with Varane, too.

Should the France international move to Old Trafford, then it’s feasible he’ll go straight into the side as Solskjaer’s main partner for Harry Maguire.

According to Spanish journalist Jorge Calabres the center-back preference to join Manchester United this summer has made PSG to sign Sergio Ramos instead.

PSG decided to sign Sergio Ramos instead of Raphaël Varane because the Frenchman preferred to join Manchester United,’ Spanish journalist Jorge Calabres has claimed on his ‘El Bunker’ channel (via MUFCMPB).

PSG decided to sign Sergio Ramos instead of Raphaël Varane because the Frenchman preferred to join Manchester United. #MUFC [@JorgeCalabres via @elbunkercf]

— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) July 9, 2021