Manchester United are considering a sensational move for Real Madrid’s highly talented young defender Raphael Varane, as reported by the Daily Star.
Louis van Gaal is known to want to improve his defensive options in the winter window, having seen his side operate with the same solidity at the back as a lake.
As a result, he has put the French international on his list of potential targets going into 2015.
His first choice target is still Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who previously played for Man Utd, but Pique is not particularly keen to move away from the Catalan giants in the near future.
Aston Villa rock Ron Vlaar is also a potential target, but his injury record this season has sown the seeds of doubt in Van Gaal’s mind.
As a result, the Dutch manager could turn to Varane, who has suggested that he might be tempted into moving over a lack of first team football.