October 22, 2021


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Man Utd submit opening Raphael Varane offer – but make same Jadon Sancho mistake

Manchester United have reportedly submitted their opening offer for Raphael Varane – but it falls way below Real Madrid’s asking price.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add a new centre-back to his ranks in the summer transfer window, with captain Harry Maguire in need of a new defensive partner.

And it appears the Red Devils boss has set his sights on a move for Varane, who is out of contract at the Bernabeu next year.

According to Manchester Evening News, United have tabled an opening £50million bid for the France defender, but Madrid have set an £80million asking price.

It is believed they are still in talks with Madrid over a potential compromise, as they are reluctant to meet that valuation in full given Varane only has a year left on his contract.

Los Blancos are prepared to offload him for the right price this summer due to their financial problems, with the club in €901m worth of debt right now.

Old Trafford chiefs risk making the same mistake that cost them a deal for Jadon Sancho last year, which they also appear to be making again in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Dortmund slapped a £108million price tag on Sancho in 2020, but United reportedly saw a bid worth £91million rejected by the German club.