Man Utd ‘offer Varane £10.3m deal’ as Cristiano Ronaldo contacts his old club

Manchester United are set for a pivotal summer transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season.

The Red Devils came agonisingly close to winning a first trophy under Solskjaer, suffering a dramatic penalty shootout defeat against Villarreal in last month's Europa League final.

They also finished second in the Premier League, meaning a few additions are surely required to propel them closer to glory in the 2021/22 campaign.

Daily Star Sport are on hand with the latest transfer developments at Old Trafford below, including a potential return for a club legend…

Varane offered United pay rise

Manchester United have identified Raphael Varane as a top transfer target this summer, and Spanish outlet Defensa Central claim they are prepared to offer the Real Madrid centre-back a mouthwatering contract worth £10.3million per year.

Varane, 28, takes home £4.3million-a-year at the Bernabeu, meaning he would receive a significant pay rise by joining United.

The France international is said to have turned down a contract offer from Los Blancos, whose offer of £7.7million-a-year didn't satisfy him.

Ronaldo contacts United

According to ESPN, Cristiano Ronaldo's team have approached United about a potential return to Old Trafford amid doubts over his future at Juventus.

The Portugal captain only has a year remaining on his current Juve deal and is believed to be weighing up his next move following a disappointing 2020/21 campaign which saw them fail to retain the Italian title.

His representatives are said to have been in touch with the Red Devils as well as Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid, who could provide competition for his signature.

However, his eye-watering £510,000-a-week wages could make a potential move difficult.

Pogba set for contract talks

ESPN are also reporting that Paul Pogba is in line to hold discussions with United over a potential contract extension this summer.

Pogba is set to enter the final year of his current deal, meaning he will be able to begin negotiating a free move abroad at the turn of the year.

And with few teams interested in paying them for him in the next transfer window, Red Devils chiefs are keen to tie the France midfielder down to a new deal and avoid losing him for free in 2022.

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