‘There has been contact’ – Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane confirms Manchester United interest

source: talksport

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has confirmed reports that Manchester United are interested in signing him.

Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his back-four in the upcoming summer transfer window and the Red Devils are long-term admirers of Varane.

Mourinho was in charge at the Bernabeu when the France centre-back arrived at the club from Lens in 2011.

And, speaking in an interview on Spanish, the 24-year-old has confirmed his former boss has been in contact over a switch to Old Trafford.

Asked if he had been called by Mourinho to go to United, Varane told El Larguero: “No, not directly.

“There were contacts, but not directly.”

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