The 'Varane case' explodes

Manchester United begins to negotiate with Madrid but does not want to pay more than 45 million euros after spending for Sancho. Varane does not give up staying.


The Varane case has just exploded. Once Manchester United has closed the signing of the attacker Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the English entity does not hide that Varane is the next great goal and has thus slipped it to the local press. As well as that, due to the large sum of money that he has had to pay for Sancho, he cannot make an outlay greater than 45 million for the French central, a figure very far from the 70 that Real Madrid intends to raise. United already made the first contacts with the defender a few months ago to find out his predisposition to a transfer. And this existed. Now, it is the moment in which they will begin the negotiation with Madrid in which, as AS has learned, they will put the name of Pogba, who also ends his contract in 2022, on the table.

The negotiation between United and Real Madrid promises to be long and there may be surprises. As AS has learned, the world champion player still does not rule out staying in the white entity. All possibilities remain open to him. A call from Ancelotti in which he told him to stay because of his importance in the team could be enough for the central defender to rethink the situation, provided that Madrid could also make a small effort.

Manchester United openly recognizes in their inner circles that they will strengthen their defense with the hiring of two centrals. Varane is the number one goal, as he is a player very much like Solskjaer, but the name of Villarreal's Pau Torres is also on the agenda. In one way or another, after spending on Sancho, United need funding channels and there are three names on the transfer line to make money: Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly. United had a transfer spending budget for this summer of 150 million euros. Almost a hundred have left in Jadon Sancho and, apart from the two centrals, Solskjaer wants a defensive midfielder (Camavinga's name has sounded).

Real Madrid is open to selling Varane as long as the offer that arrives for him is high enough, given the danger that he may leave for free in the summer of 2022. But the truth is that if he planned to enter 70 million euros, from the Old Trafford offices speak of a very different amount, 45 plus five in variables by objectives. Varane himself, anticipating the current movement of the Uniuted, did not want to answer the renewal offer that Madrid raised months ago.

For its part, if Varane were finally sold, Real Madrid would close its defense without the need to sign any other central defender. In addition to the newcomer Alaba (he came at zero cost from Borussia), he has Nacho (his renewal is a fact), Militao (who has had a great explosion in the final part of last season) and Vallejo (the greatly benefited from the sale of the French world champion).

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