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Man Utd well placed to pursue Real Madrid centre-back Varane

Manchester United are in a good position to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane next summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has publicly spoken about how he narrowly missed out on signing the French centre-back in 2011.

He has since gone on to become a star at the Bernabeu, although recent performances have brought his future into doubt.

According to the Manchester Evening News, United have a strong relationship with Varane's representatives, Base Soccer Agency.

The 27-year-old also has just 18 months remaining on his contract, which means United could avoid spending an exorbitant transfer fee.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign another centre-back and they now have an 'opportunity' sign a World Cup winner in Varane.

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