Raphael Varane is a summer target for Manchester United, with Real Madrid ready to sell, according to reports.
The French international is regarded as one the best young defenders in Europe, despite the La Liga giants disastrous season.
Diario Gol report Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is willing to sell the 24-year-old valued at £54million to help generate funds to reshape Zidane’s squad this summer.
Jose Mourinho reportedly has doubts about defensive duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones with Victor Lindelof failing to impress since his move from Benfica last year.
It was Mourinho who convinced Varane to move to the Bernabeu from Lens in 2011, when it looked like he was on his way to United under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Now the Portuguese boss is ready to rekindle their relationship five years after leaving the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid are also ready to offload Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos to fund moves for Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski.
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Mourinho will be able to personally run the rule over potential summer targets when he joins Russia Today as a pundit for the World Cup.
The United boss will link up with Old Trafford goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel, who became part of the RT team last year.
After the thrilling second half comeback at Crystal Palace last night, Mourinho’s men face a crunch game next Saturday lunchtime at home to Liverpool.