Manchester United’s first written offer of €45m (£38.5m) for Raphael Varane was rejected by Real Madrid, according to reports in the Spanish media.
The La Liga side are said to be demanding closer to €70m (£59.84m) which puts the two sides €25m (£21.4m) apart in their valuations of the player.
Some fans on Twitter are not happy that Real are asking for so much, considering Varane has under one year left on his contract at the Bernabeu, while others believe a compromise will be reached between the two clubs:
70M for player who doesn’t want to play for a club and his contract is running down is crazy.
— M∆RTY. (@sithlordpapii) July 22, 2021
70M is too much tbh
— SULEZAHA? (@sulezaha) July 22, 2021
55m should be enough, 70m is a lot
— Leo (@utdleo_) July 22, 2021
70 is never happening sorry
— Dismissiable (@aah100_) July 22, 2021
€50m plus €5m bonuses and Thats done
— Volkweis ??? (@volkweis_lucas) July 22, 2021
next bid to seal it then #MUFC
— ?KingMiles (@KingMiles39) July 22, 2021
way too much money for a defender with 1 year left on his contract imo
— JJ (@thfcjonas) July 22, 2021
70 what? Abeg leave us with Lindelof thank you.
— ZIK (@OdehZik) July 22, 2021
70m ?????????. Mate if we put in 55m and they don’t accept we need to look at new targets
— IZY➐ (@Utd_izy) July 22, 2021
55m would be a fair deal imo
Maybe 50m + 5m add ons
— |~|~|~|~| (@Peter_B_04) July 22, 2021
€70m seems excessive considering Varane’s contract situation but United won’t want talks to drag on for too long as there are believed to be other teams interested in the Frenchman.
Both Chelsea and Manchester City have made informal enquiries about the defender this summer, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been tipped to make a move for the 28-year-old in recent weeks.