But United don’t want to pay anywhere near that, especially after splurging £73m on a deal for Jadon Sancho.
Yet while that’s the case, there’s still an expectancy that they’ll get this deal over the line and finally bring Varane to Old Trafford.
Should that happen, Ferguson would likely feel happy for Solskjaer.
The Scot tried to land Varane back in the summer transfer window of 2011, when Rio Ferdinand was entering the twilight years of his career.
But Ferguson ended up missing out, with Zinedine Zidane calling Varane in an attempt to make him move to Spain instead.
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