Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on snapping up Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane from Santiago Bernabeu according to reports.
The Portuguese is desperate to overhaul his backline after failing to land a trophy last season, with the likes of Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Damien Matteo set to face the exit.
In recent times, there’s been a lot of names linked to the Old Trafford side. The former Madrid supremo is set to raid his old club in the upcoming transfer window to mount a serious title challenge next season. Top players like Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, and Varane have all been linked to the Red Devils.
According to reports in Spain, Mourinho is willing to go the distance to convince the French defender to join his squad. It’s also been rumoured that his place in the Los Blancos starting XI is under threat.
Real may listen to offers for the 25-year-old as they plan to embark on a significant squad overhaul after a poor domestic campaign despite reaching the Champions League finals thrice in a row. Club president Florentino Perez is believed to be targeting some superstars, including Neymar, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard.
The La Liga giants take on Liverpool in the Champions League on Saturday in a bid to win the title for the record third time after finishing a distant third 17 points behind fierce rivals.