Raphael Varane has joined Real Madrid from Lens for a fee in the region of 10 million euros in July 2011. The 23 year-old has a valid contract with Real Madrid until June 2020.
Since his arrival from Lens, Raphael Varane has scored ten goals and provided three assists in 182 games for Real Madrid, including four goals and provided one assist in 32 games in all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in France.
Raphael Varane has represented France at Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 18 caps and scoring four goals, before making his senior international debut in March 2013. As a member of France national football team, Varane has won 35 caps and score two goals.
Euro Football Rumours understood that Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer of the France international after working with the him during his time in Madrid.
The France international is a player who has impressed many European clubs in the last few seasons, and it is understood that Manchester United manager José Mourinho would prefer playing him as a centre-back.
How strong that interest is and whether Manchester United will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.