Manchester United are ready to open talks with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane.
United will explore the chances of signing Varane this summer.
The Red Devils have splashed £25m on Eric Bailly from Villarreal but there are doubts over whether he is ready to be a first-team regular. Varane has been linked with United in the past and the Red Devils will try and tempt him to Old Trafford, reports Manchester Evening News.
Everton’s John Stones and Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci have also been identified as possible partners for Chris Smalling at the heart of the defence.