Instead, it’s widely expected that United will seal a deal for an amount between £40m and £50m instead.
And with the Red Devils serious about challenging for the Premier League title next season, the signing of Varane is definitely a positive step in the right direction.
He may not be the last recruit of the summer transfer window, either.
United are interested in signing a right-back, believing Aaron Wan-Bissaka can benefit from increased competition.
And Kieran Trippier remains of interest, despite Atletico Madrid rejecting an offer from Solskjaer’s side earlier in the summer.
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