Manchester united need a defender, but that is old news. The news today is that the Van Gaal’s side have finally opened negotiations with Real Madrid over a possible transfer deal for French defender, Rafael Varane.
Varane has told Real Madrid that he wants to be a first choice at center back next season but Real Madrid can obviously not offer that to the Frenchman right now and it might prompt him to leave the club. For Manchester United, a few defenders including Hummels and Otamendi have been mentioned but the Old Trafford outfit are moving in for Varane and they can and definitely will offer the 22 year old first team football and that might help the deal go through. Manchester United reportedly contacted Real Madrid about the defender’s availability yesterday and Real are apparently willing to negotiate a deal with Manchester United. The details of the negotiation are however still a closely guarded secret.
Manchester United might be looking to leverage De Gea in their bid to land Varane in the summer.