Manchester United ‘set to offer £50m for Raphael Varane and £25m for Eduardo Camavinga’ as they look to continue their big-money rebuild after bagging Jadon Sancho for £73m
- United are set to officially sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund after Euro 2020
- They are now reportedly set to try to strengthen their defence and midfield too
- Real Madrid star Varane and Rennes wonderkid Camavinga are said to be targets
Manchester United are reportedly set to offer £50million for Raphael Varane and £25million for Eduardo Camavinga in the next stage of their big-money rebuild.
United are expected to formalise a £73m move for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho after the European Championship.
And according to Marca, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are understood to be making moves to strengthen their defence and midfield with another £75m set aside for Real Madrid defender Varane and Rennes wonderkid Camavinga.
Manchester United are reportedly set to make a £50million bid for Raphael Varane (pictured)
The Red Devils are also understood to be making a £25m bid for Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga
French centre half Varane’s contract in the Spanish capital expires next year, and although he is said to be open to an extension, he may want a new challenge and Madrid could sanction his departure to avoid losing him for free.
Whereas the Red Devils often aim for younger players with room to improve – Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly were both signed aged 22 – Varane, 28, would represent a defender with plenty of winning experience who is already the complete package.
Solskjaer is also looking to improve his engine room, with usual pairing Scott McTominay and Fred prosaic, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek linked with moves away, Nemanja Matic now 32, and Andreas Pereira not a realistic first-team option.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to want to strengthen his defence and midfield options
Angola-born midfielder Camavinga, 18, is widely seen as one of the most promising players in world football having successfully broken through for Ligue 1 side Rennes aged just 16, as well as the senior French international team.
Like Varane, his contract also expires next summer and so Bruno Genesio’s side could accept a lower figure than the asking price of £60m they set a few months ago to prevent him leaving for nothing.
Although Paris Saint-Germain and Madrid are also said to be interested, neither club reportedly sees him as a priority at the moment, meaning United are at the front of the queue.
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