Manchester United have made a £50million offer for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane but the Spanish club is holding out for £80m.
United remain in dialogue with Madrid and will seek a compromise over the fee, but are reluctant to meet Madrid's £80m valuation as Varane is out of contract next year.
Madrid are prepared to sell Varane, 28, to United and have already offset his possible departure by signing auxiliary centre-back David Alaba from Bayern Munich on a free transfer.
Sergio Ramos is leaving Madrid after 16 years but the club has debts of €901m and president Florentino Perez has stressed they are unable to finance any marquee moves this summer.
Several clubs are prepared to move for Varane only when his contract expires next year but Perez is intent on obtaining a fee.
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