Jose Mourinho is convinced that he is going to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, according to The Daily Mail.
According to Manchester Evening News, Varane is among a list of potential defensive signings that are being targeted by Mourinho, while Spanish newspaper AS has reported that the France international will be Mourinho’s top target should he get the United job.
Jose Mourinho signed Varane from RC Lens when he was in charge at Real and has spoken highly of his potential.
In 2014, the Portuguese boss described Varane has one of the best young players in the world.
“I think he is the best young central defender in the world. Already I think he’s the best,” he told Yahoo.
“A young player must be somebody who plays in the World Cup for the first time.
“These are players like Hazard, Neymar and Rafa Varane. Maybe I forget some others.”