Speaking on Onda Cero, Spanish journalist, David Alonso, revealed that Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane is close to completing a move to Manchester United.

“Varane is close to joining Manchester United. The deal is imminent. It will be done in the next few days for around €50 million,” Alonso said.

An agreement has almost been reached between Manchester United and the Madrid centre-back, with talks at an advanced stage between both parties.

The Premier League club have, however, yet to make an official offer for the 28-year-old. United are preparing to make their official bid to Real Madrid, after four days of direct talks, according to Fabrizio Romano, and have made Varane a contract proposal until 2026.