Manchester United are close to a transfer agreement with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane. Varane's contract was set to expire in 2022.

When contacted by ESPN, a source at Manchester United confirmed there had been "some discussions" regarding Varane, but added that no time frame for a transfer is in place.

United are confident that a deal can be done for a fee in the region of €50 million ($59 million).

Real Madrid may attempt to sign Pau Torres of Villarreal to replace Varane.