Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane Signs deal with Man Utd

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Raphael Varane close to joining Manchester United after an agreement was reached with Real Madrid over his transfer last month; the defender is in Manchester and will undergo a medical ahead of the expected completion of his move to Old Trafford next week.

Raphael Varane’s visa has been processed and he has travelled to Manchester ahead of finalising his move to Manchester United from Real Madrid.

After securing the services of forward Jadon Sancho, who joined earlier this summer for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, United confirmed last month they had reached an agreement to sign Varane for a fee believed to be in the region of £41m including add-ons.

Speaking earlier on Friday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that complications due to quarantine rules and paperwork issues caused by Brexit have stalled his arrival at Old Trafford.

“[It’s] Paperwork now, you know, with Brexit and all that,” the United manager said.

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“I was going to say malarkey but I don’t want to go into politics! It’s cost us a few days, with the visa, but he’s been looking after himself.

“Of course, we’ve got his medical first and hopefully that’s going to be done soon.”

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