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Man Utd’s Raphael Varane transfer on ice as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer encounters setback

Manchester United are looking to complete the signing of Raphael Varane this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to bring in a defender in the transfer window this summer

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Manchester United will have to wait even longer before confirming the arrival of Raphael Varane.

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It comes after the Red Devils and Real Madrid reached an agreement over the purchase of the France international.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been desperate to sign a centre-back this summer to partner Harry Maguire up with a world-class player.

And when Varane became a possibility, United went all out for the Madrid man, who has agreed personal terms with his new club.

A deal has been struck that will see the defender move to Old Trafford for a fee that will rise to £43m with add-ons.

United are on the verge of signing Raphael Varane
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However, Varane will be going nowhere anytime soon with him experiencing visa troubles, report the Telegraph.

The 28-year-old has yet to travel to Manchester due to the issue while upon arrival he will also have to quarantine before completing a medical.

It means that an official confirmation over his arrival will take at least another week which will deal Solskjaer a problem.

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The Red Devils coach would have preferred to have got his second transfer of the summer in early, especially with the club set to take on Everton this weekend.

United’s pre-season plans have already been disrupted by Covid, which saw a friendly against Preston North End cancelled.

The match against the Toffees is the last warm-up match of the summer before the beginning of the new Premier League season.

The Red Devils have big plans for the transfer window and have already landed long-term target Jadon Sancho.

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Varane is close to joining United on a four-year deal from Real Madrid


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The England international was chased last summer but has agreed a move worth £73m to become the first arrival of the year at Old Trafford.

There are plenty of other transfer options at the club with Solskjaer desperate to sign a defensive midfielder and a right-back.

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A striker is also on their wish list but their top choices are seen as unattainable, especially after the £110m already spent on Sancho and Varane.

Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are options but will both cost £150m each while Eduardo Camavinga and Kieran Trippier are still being monitored.

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