Manchester United anticipated to put formal provide for potential £50m switch this week

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

One potential roadblock to the deal, however, is that the Red Devils remain reluctant to meet Varane’s current price of £ 50m, according to the Daily Mail.

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The France international has just one year left on his current contract with Madrid, so Man Utd might feel they can cut that price a bit.

The Premier League giants could do well not to confuse Real Madrid, however, as £ 50million would certainly still be very good deal for a player of Varane’s caliber.

The 28-year-old is one of the best central defenders in Europe and has had a great career at the Bernabeu with over 300 appearances and numerous big cup wins, including four Champions League titles.

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Varane is also world champion with the French national team and that know-how could come in handy at Old Trafford, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not yet taking silver.

United will certainly have to improve on defense next season to close the gap with Manchester City, with Varane likely to be an upgrade on players like Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

United fans will hope there can be a positive update on this saga soon if the Mail’s report of an upcoming offer turns out to be accurate.

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