Metro have both Chelsea and Manchester United fans looking up here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claim that the Red Devils could be set to beat Chelsea to Raphael Varane.
The Real Madrid defender has made it increasingly clear that he is unhappy at the club due to falling down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian tactician seems to prefer Pepe and Sergio Ramos as his first choice central defensive partnership unlike Jose Mourinho during his time at the Bernabeu with the now Chelsea boss a huge fan of the young Frenchman.
That, according to some of our punters means that the Chelsea boss will be entering the race for Varane and would obviously look to provide some significant competition for Louis van Gaal should the Manchester United man be leading the race for the French international defender.
Varane would be available for around £19 million and is keen to secure first team football given he is hoping to lead his country come the European Chaampionships in 2016 after skippering Les Bleus in their recent friendly match.
Manchester United fans. Do you think Varane is the man to solve your defensive issues? Would he be able to stay fit? Let us know your thoughts below.