Manchester United are exploring the possibility of bidding for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in the summer.
The French international has one year left on his current deal at the Bernabeu, but has turned down the offer of a new contract and has made it clear that he is ready to quit the Spanish champions at the end of the season.
Real hope to get £60 million him as they look to raise funds for their own summer re-build, although United would hope to bring that figure down, given the limited time left on his contract.
They could though face competition from PSG, the club that the World Cup winner supported as a boy.
United have been looking for somebody to play alongside captain Harry Maguire and Varane fits the profile of the type of defender that they have in mind, being good on the ball and technically assured.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.