Manchester United to bid THIS WEEK for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane

Manchester United are set to make an offer THIS WEEK for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane – but they are unwilling to pay his £50m price tag and are also grappling with Atletico’s valuation of Kieran Trippier

  • Manchester United are not yet in advanced talks with Raphael Varane
  • However, the 28-year-old has indicated that he wants to move to Old Trafford
  • However, both Varane and Kieran Trippier could potentially be too expensive?
  • Inter Milan and AC Milan are both looking for Alex Telles on a rental basis
  • The sale of Diogo Dalot seems far away, with Axel Tuanzebe interesting Newcastle
  • The Red Devils take on Wayne Rooney’s Derby County in Pride Park on Sunday

Manchester United are expected to make a formal offer this week for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

United are wary of reports of personal terms and compensation as they make steady progress in talks for the France international.

The 28-year-old has indicated that he wants to go to United, although nothing has yet been agreed, with a £50m fee for a player who still has a one-year contract still considered too high.

Raphael Varane still has a one-year contract with Real Madrid and wants to leave Bernabeu

However, the Red Devils can find the appreciation of Los Blancos for the 28-year-old defender too high

However, the Red Devils can find the appreciation of Los Blancos for the 28-year-old defender too high

Kieran Trippier is also interesting United - but the left-back could also prove too expensive

Kieran Trippier is also interesting United – but the left-back could also prove too expensive

United retain a stake in Kieran Trippier, but again negotiations fail, with Atletico Madrid’s valuation posing an obstacle.

There is interest from Inter and AC Milan in Alex Telles, but their proposals were for loans, while discussions on the sale of Diogo Dalot have not developed.

Newcastle United are one of the clubs keen to get a loan for Axel Tuanzebe, who wants to play more regular football, especially with Varane expected to join.

Tuanzebe will be one of United’s players to travel to Derby County’s Pride Park on Sunday for their friendly against Wayne Rooney’s side, before spending a week at the England Rugby Union’s training headquarters, Pennyhill Park.

Alex Telles has attracted interest from both Milan after only nine league appearances last season

Alex Telles has attracted interest from both Milan after only nine league appearances last season

Newcastle wants to attract defender Axel Tuanzebe with the arrival of Varane at Old Trafford expected

Newcastle wants to attract defender Axel Tuanzebe with the arrival of Varane at Old Trafford expected

United will face Wayne Rooney's Derby County on Sunday and will face QPR next Saturday

United will face Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on Sunday and will face QPR next Saturday

The state-of-the-art complex has been used by the England football team and NFL squads in recent months, as well as Rooney’s Derby squad last week.

United had a Covid scare this week with a staff outbreak, but it is not expected to affect the main party due to today’s travel.

Pennyhill Park is seen as an ideal and safe location for United’s players rather than risking traveling abroad. They will face QPR in their next friendly on Saturday, July 24.

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