Emerging reports indicate that Manchester United are now willing to make a bid for Raphael Varane ahead of the winter transfer window which reopens in the coming weeks.
According to the reports, a deal for the Real Madrid central defender will have him become the world most expensive defender.
The Red Devils have just parted ways with manager Jose Mourinho after seeing bad results and they are reported to be willing to hand funds to new manager to secure the signature of defenders for the second stanza of the season.
However, Raphael Varane is expected to be worth more than the £75 million that was paid by Liverpool for Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton earlier this year.
It is therefore not clear if the Spanish La Liga side will be willing to sanction a deal for the star defender knowing his importance in the team.
It is no longer news that Real Madrid are also struggling this season following the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane which makes it difficult for them to release any of their important players at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are linked with a number of star defenders with the hope that their defence can be strengthened.