Premier League giants Manchester United have identified Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as their top transfer target ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Manchester Evening News (MEN) which revealed that the Red Devils will pursue a deal for French World Cup winner Varane if he becomes available.
Manchester United have made the signing of a new centre back a top priority in the summer after their poor defensive showing this season.
Manchester United have conceded a whopping 35 goals in the 25 Premier League games played since the start of the season.
In addition, Manchester United have managed just five clean sheets in the process.
Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Raphael Varane but his Spanish La Liga club has always maintained that the 25-year-old is not for sale.
They were linked with the former Lens centre back in the summer shortly after he helped the French senior national team win a second World Cup title at the 2018 edition in Russia.
Manchester United have been pursuing a more realistic defensive signing option in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly who could cost at least £85m in transfer fee according to various reports in the media.