After Manchester United succeeded in including Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, the English club entered into serious negotiations with Real Madrid to obtain the services of French defender Raphael Varane. According to ESPN, negotiations between the two clubs are moving in the right direction.
And the American sports station reported that Raphael Varane rejected the offer made to him by Real Madrid to extend his contract, which extends to the summer of next year.
The sports station attributed the reason for this refusal to giving the royal club precedence in negotiating the extension of the contract to his colleagues Luka Modric (35 years), Lucas Vasques (30 years) and Sergio Ramos (35).
Real Madrid requested a sum of 70 million euros in order to give up Varane’s services, before returning the royal club, which is suffering from a financial crisis, to reduce the amount to 50 million euros.
Raphael Varane rejects Real Madrid’s offer to extend his contract, which will expire in the summer of 2022
Sancho deal completed
The German club, Borussia Dortmund, confirmed Thursday (July 2, 2021) that it had reached an agreement according to which its English striker, Jadon Sancho, would move to Manchester United for 85 million euros.
The club said in a statement that it had reached an agreement with the English club to pay a “fixed transfer fee of 85 million euros” for the 21-year-old’s services. Dortmund did not mention the term of the contract, but reports indicated that it extends for five years, while his contract with the German team lasted until June 30, 2023.
Sancho became the second most expensive English footballer by joining Manchester United, who signed defender Harry Maguire two years ago from Leicester City for 80 million pounds.