Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are thankful that there is a lot of transfer news to distract them today, as they nervously await this evening’s crucial Manchester derby.
The Red Devils face a battle to secure a spot in the Champions League next season, although they have two avenues in their route to the competition due to their continued involvement in the Europa League, and a wealth of changes are expected this summer.
Jose Mourinho is poised to splash the cash once again and significantly improve his side, with his defence needing bolstering despite the Red Devils boasting one of the best defensive records in the Premier League this season.
Talks ahead of summer signings have been held though and Spanish outlet Don Balon states Manchester United have held talks with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who became a favourite of Mourinho’s during his time managing at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Varane is an important player in the eyes of Zinedine Zidane and is set to be crucial next season with Portuguese veteran Pepe tipped to leave but Manchester United are not prepared to cool their interest in Varane.
Our landlord believes the defender could end-up being used as make-weight in a deal for David De Gea, who continues to be linked with a move to the Spanish capital.
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