Date: 22nd March 2018 at 5:33pm
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Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer swoop for France international defender Raphaël Varane, according to the Mirror.

The Premier League side, who defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 last weekend to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, have been linked with a £50m move for the Real Madrid centre-back at the end of the current 2017-18 campaign.

The 24-year-old, who has 40 international caps for his country, has provided two assists in 33 appearances in all competitions for the defending La Liga champions so far this season.

Varane, who arrived at the Bernabeu back in June 2011 following his move from French side Lens, has scored 10 goals in 222 games overall for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

France’s Raphael Varane in action with Bulgaria’s Andrej Galabinov.

However, the report suggests the Madrid player is high up on United manager Jose Mourinho’s defensive transfer targets this summer, having tried to sign the Frenchman for Premier League rivals Chelsea back in 2014.

Real are willing to part with Varane in the off-season, but are looking for around £50m for his services, but the Red Devils value the defender more around £40m.

Written by Dan Church

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