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Manchester United 'willing to pay Raphael Varane asking price'

Man United 'willing to pay Raphael Varane asking price'
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Manchester United reportedly give in to Real Madrid's demands in talks to sign Raphael Varane and are willing to pay close to his £42.8m asking price.

Manchester United have reportedly told Real Madrid that they are willing to pay close to their €50m (£42.8m) asking price for Raphael Varane.

The France international is now Man United's top target for the remainder of the window, having officially completed the £73m signing of Jadon Sancho earlier this week.

Varane is already understood to have agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, but the progress of the deal has stalled during talks over a transfer fee.

Man United were keen to drive down the price from Real Madrid's £42.8m mark, but Marca reports that they are close to giving in to Los Blancos' demands.

Varane's contract in the Spanish capital expires next summer and Madrid are eager to cash in on him this year rather than risk losing him on a free transfer.

Madrid have already let Sergio Ramos leave the club for free this summer, a player whom Varane played alongside for a decade at the Bernabeu.

The 28-year-old has made 360 appearances for the club since joining from Lens in 2011, helping them to three league titles and four Champions League crowns in that time.

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