Manchester United transfer news: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane still on Louis van Gaal's radar

The Frenchman is one of United's main priorities next summer

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Manchester United are still interested in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, and are set to make an offer for the Frenchman next summer, according to reports.

The Times have reported this weekend that the 22-year-old is one of Louis van Gaal's main priorities for next season.

A central defender was coveted by Van Gaal last summer, but the club failed in bids for Varane's Real team-mate Sergio Ramos and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels.

Varane, who has won 22 caps for France, is also reportedly a target for Chelsea, as Jose Mourinho knows the player well from his time as Real manager.

Last September, he signed a new six-year contract at Real.


United are next in action against Liverpool on Saturday evening.


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