Transfer Talks: Man. United agree a deal with Real Madrid to sign Raphael Varane

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    Manchester United have agreed a deal with Real Madridto sign France centre-back Raphael Varane, the Premier League giants announced Tuesday.

    “Manchester Unitedis delighted to announce the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup winner, Raphael Varane, subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised,” said a club statement.

    It is not expected, however, that Varane will be able to undergo a medical until next week because of current UK coronavirus restrictions. No fee has been disclosed but British media reported value the deal at 34 million pounds ($47 million) rising to 48 million pounds with add-ons.

    The 28-year-old Varane, a 2018 World Cup winner, has one season left on his contact at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    He moved from French club Lens to Madrid in 2011 and has since made 360 appearances across all competitions for Madrid, winning 18 major honours including four Champions League titles.

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