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Varane on Manchester United's shortlist for €32 million

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The French would be willing to play for Mourinho again, per The Mirror.

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Manchester United will bid €32 million to sign French defender Raphaël Varane this summer, according to The Mirror.

Varane has played one of his worst seasons for Madrid ever since he became the player he is today and would be willing to play for soon-to-be United coach José Mourinho, per that same report.

While Varane has been somewhat disappointing this season -- most expected him to earn Pepe's starting spot --, he's still 23 years old and has big room for improvement. Real Madrid made a risky decision when they decided to sign him for €10 million when he was a fairly unknown player, so it would seem reasonable for Los Blancos to at least get more than €32m in return now that he's at least one of the best young defenders in Europe.

Madrid shouldn't be parting ways with Varane given Pepe's age and how thin the market for center-backs is, but if the players really wants to leave, it'd be hard to stop him.

Likelihood: 2/10.

Varane probably expected to be a starter this season and his patience is likely limited, but Zinedine Zidane has a good relationship with him, one good enough to let the player know that he will be important sooner rather than later.