Date: 23rd July 2021 at 4:42pm
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Manchester United have already emerged as the busiest club during this summer’s transfer window so far. 

The Red Devils are believed to be on the verge of announcing Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho as their first summer signing, while a move for Kieran Trippier could also be on the cards.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane had also been expected to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however it now appears that their could be stumbling blocks in negotiations for United.

According to The Daily Mirror, United and Madrid are at loggerheads over the fee for the Frenchman.

It had been widely reported that a deal between the clubs was all but complete, however it is now reported that there is around a £10 million gulf in valuation of the player between the clubs.

Varane was part of the French side dumped out of Euro 2020 by Switzerland

Varane’s current deal with Madrid expires in 12 months, and the Spanish giants are therefore keen to cash-in on him now rather than lose him for free next year.

The 28-year-old is valued at £50 million by his current employers, however United are reluctant to offer more than £40 million as he will otherwise be available for free next summer.

Varane could follow former teammate and defensive partner Sergio Ramos out of the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Spaniard having joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after the expiry or his deal.

The French World Cup winner has won three La Liga titles and four Champions League during a decade in the Spanish capital, but is reportedly now keen on a new challenge and will therefore opt to leave the club.

 
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