Manchester United attempt audacious move for £19m Chelsea target

Manchester United transfer news

With such a vast array of talent at their disposal, it is not a surprise that Real Madrid are facing the problem of plenty.

In this case, their centre-back pairing is in question. Pepe has been very good this season, and his attitude, maturity and performances have impressed Carlo Ancelotti to the extent that there is a talk of a contract extension. Alongside the Portuguese is Sergio Ramos, who is also set to be given a new deal at the club.

Raphael Varane therefore, has some thinking to do regarding his future. Reports from Spanish daily Marca, relayed here by Inside Spanish Football, have suggested that Manchester United are looking to sign the defender, who would cost around £19m. The 21 year-old has been a target for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea for quite a while now, but their fierce rivals United are also in the market for a defender.

Manchester United transfer news

Louis Van Gaal is set to bring in some fresh faces to Old Trafford to replenish a defence that has come under intense scrutiny this season, while Chelsea are looking at replacements for John Terry. Mourinho was the one who brought Varane to Real Madrid in 2011, and gave him his break in the first-team as well.

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