Raphael Varane: Real Madrid want Man United to pay £431m for defender

Raphael Varane: Real Madrid want Man United to pay £431m for defender

- Raphael Varane could be on his way to Manchester United this summer but only if they can meet his release clause

- The Frenchman has a deal with Real Madrid until the summer of 2022 after joining them in 2011

- Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the centerback

Real Madrid have reportedly told Manchester United to pay a staggering £431 million for their star Raphael Varane this summer.

The Red Devils have been trying to sign the 2018 World Cup winning defender even before the departure of former boss, Jose Mourinho last December.

They will however contend with the likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for the tall defender.

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According to SunSport, Los Blancos are not planning to allow their player leave except if his release clause will be triggered by interested clubs.

Though, reports coming from the player's camp reveals that the center back is considering a fresh challenge away from his present club having won every available trophies with them.

The Sun quoting AS claim Zinedine Zidane is planning to build his backline around the Frenchman after staging a return to the Santiago Bernabeu last month.

Varane's current deal with Real elapses in the summer of 2022, while his present take home stands at £5 million per annum.

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However, the Galaticos are hoping to offer him fresh deal with an improved deal valued at nearly £8m a year.

Varane moved to Madrid from Lens in 2011 as a teenager under ex-boss Jose Mourinho, and has won two La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, a Copa del Rey and four FIFA Club World Cups.

He became the only player to lift both the Champions League and FIFA World Cup titles in 2018.

Legit.ng earlier reported Raphael Varane has debunked reports linking him with an £86 million move to join Manchester United next summer.

The France international insisted he is happy with Los Blancos even as the Red Devils prepare a summer bid for the center-half.

It is understood earlier in the week that the Frenchman had told teammates he was ready to leave the Bernabeu amid United's apparent interest.

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