Man United must meet one condition to sign £30m defender – report

Raphael Varane will join Manchester United on one condition, according to the Daily Star

Raphael Varane is ready to join Manchester United this summer if Jose Mourinho is appointed as Louis van Gaal’s replacement, according to the Daily Star.

The 23-year-old centre-half is a boyhood United supporter and is rumoured to be leaving The Bernabeu after failing to tie down a regular starting spot in Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid first-team.

The Red Devils came close to signing the France international in 2012 but Varane opted to join Mourinho’s Real Madrid and the defender has since won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho has been heavily linked with the United role since he was sacked by the dethroned Premier League champions following a disappointing start to the defence of their top-flight crown.

According to Daily Star, Varane will join the 20-time English champions if United appoint his former Madrid manager as Van Gaal’s replacement at the end of the season.

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