Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign defender Raphael Varane.
The price for the France international is believed to be £41m including add-ons.
A club statement said: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup winner, Raphael Varane, subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised“.
Having already signed England international Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, the acquisition of Varane represents a further statement of intent from United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were second in the Premier League last season but finished 12 points behind Manchester City.
Varane is well established as one of the world’s top defenders, having joined Real from French side Lens in the summer of 2011.
He has gone on to make over 350 appearances for the club, and be capped 79 times by France, helping them to World Cup glory in 2018.
He started all four of France’s matches at Euro 2020 before they were knocked out on penalties by Switzerland.