British media reported on Monday that Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign France defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for an initial 34 million pounds ($46.97 million).
And “Sky Sports” indicated that the amount could increase to 41 million pounds ($56.64 million) and includes variables in exchange for the services of Varane, the world champion with France, who has a year left in his contract with Real.
The 28-year-old has played more than 350 games with Real and won the Spanish Primera Division three times and the Champions League four times since his move from France’s Lens in 2011.
He helped France win the 2018 World Cup and played all four of his team’s matches in the European Championship this year before being eliminated by Switzerland in the round of 16.
Last week, United signed England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for 85 million euros ($100.33 million).
United start their Premier League campaign on August 14 against Leeds United at Old Trafford.