‘Mainly Manchester United’ – Real Madrid Believe Varane Has Agreement To Join His Next Club

France's Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane celebrate with the World Cup trophy during a ceremony after the match.

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Raphael Varane has yet to commit his future to Real Madrid, who are growing increasingly nervous because of his silence.

The France international’s current contract is due to expire next summer. Carlo Ancelotti’s side could lose him on a free transfer – similar to Sergio Ramos – if they decide to keep him for another year without coming to terms on an extension. As such, they are keen to know the 28-year-old’s plans for his future.

However, according to El Confidencial (via SportWitness), Varane has not accepted the two renewal offers made by Real Madrid. At the same time, he has not informed them of his desire to leave the Spanish capital either.

Further, his silence has been interpreted as a sign that he has a very ‘important agreement’ with his next potential club, believed to be ‘mainly Manchester United’.

The Red Devils’ have long held an interest in the Frenchman. They also came close to signing him from RC Lens a decade ago, before the Spanish outfit moved swiftly to secure the then 18-year-old’s transfer.

Accordingly, they are understood to be the first in the queue to take advantage of Varane’s availability. However, any sort of agreement at this stage is unlikely due to the ongoing European Championship.

All in all, in case the World Cup winner makes up his mind to leave the La Liga giants this year itself, the English outfit – or any of his other suitors – would have to splash upwards of €50m to facilitate his exit from Santiago Bernabeu.