Manchester Unitedare looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new season and, with the arrival ofJadon Sanchoset to be announced imminently, they are now eyeing a double swoop forReal Madridcentre-backRaphael VaraneandAtletico Madridright-backKieran Trippier.
Reports in England suggest the deals are extremely close to being completed and announcements are expected to be made towards the end of next week.
Both deals in latter stages
Varanehas been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer andManchester Unitedare expected to be payReal Madrida fee of around 60 million euros for the French international, despite the fact he has just one year remaining on his current deal.
It is believed thatVaranehas agreed to a five-year deal with the Premier League giants.
Trippier, meanwhile, won the LaLiga Santander title withAtletico Madridlast season but is now keen on returning to the Manchester area, with his move thought to be worth around 21 million euros.
If both players are to join, theRed Devilswill have spent approximately 165 million euros in this summer’s transfer window, withSanchoset to join from Borussia Dortmund for 85 million euros. The English winger has already undergone his medical and the announcement of his signing is expected imminently.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaeris clearly keen forManchester Unitedto improve on their second-place finish in the Premier League last season, while they will look to do far better in the Champions League after crashing out of the group stage.
Unlike previous summers,Manchester Unitedare acting early to get their business done after seeing deals for the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek and Alex Telles come through the door in the last days of the window.