Zinedine Zidane was Real Madrid's sporting director then when Manchester United were close to getting the players signature back in 2010. However, due to the French player huges praise from another French compatriots, and that a legend, he was easily persuaded to sign up for the Spanish big club instead. But now they are reportedly close to picking him up again. The DailyMail writes that Real Madrid are ready to ship out the 27-year-old defender, Raphael Varane to Manchester United.

Defending world champion Raphael Varane has only 12 months left on his contract with Real Madrid, and the Spanish capital club reportedly do not believe they will succeed in negotiating an extension, which is why it is ideal to sell the Frenchman this summer.

Manchester United have long been looking for a new central defender who can form a partner pair with Harry Maguire. The French star has previously been on Manchester United's radar, so a switch will not be unrealistic. However, rivals from Liverpool have also been linked with the French defender, so they can look forward to competition.