Real Madrid lower asking price for Varane

Real Madrid have reduced their asking price for French defender Raphael Varane with Man United supposedly interested in a deal. The France international has not yet responded to the contract offer by Los Blancos with his current deal set to expire next summer.

The Spanish giants do not want the Frenchman to leave for free next year and have made it clear that they will sell him if they cannot get him to commit his future to the club with a new deal.

Based on a report by  Diario AS, Real Madrid are beginning to believe that Varane may refuse to sign a new deal and also know that his current contract situation will lower his value in the eyes of rival clubs that may be interested in his services.

Therefore, they’ve reduced his asking price from €60million to €50million and this is expected to be music to the ears of Premier League giants Manchester United who are on a search for a center-back this summer.

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Man United have registered concrete interest in the 28-year-old and The Athletic claim that with the new asking price for the French defender, the Red Devils are instant favorites to complete a deal for him. 

Regardless, any transfer dealings will have to wait until after Euro 2020 as Varane currently has his eyes set on success with France in the ongoing European Championship. The French team have progressed to the next stage of the competition after they were held to a 2 all draw by Portugal on Wednesday night.

The report of Varane’s possible departure from Real Madrid means that they might lose two of their most instrumental center-backs in recent years after the departure of Sergio Ramos from the club. 

This would leave David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Nacho Fernandez as the only obvious options for the position at the club.