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Real Madrid To Make Shock Move For Manchester United Defender

Manchester United

With Raphael Varane eager to head out the door, Real Madrid are reportedly looking for a suitable replacement for the Frenchman in this upcoming transfer window.

Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are reluctant to let Varane walk away, but they need to have a plan B in case a team is willing to meet his huge exit clause.

That's why, according to The Sun, Los Blancos would be more than willing to make a run at Manchester United's Eric Bailly.

The Ivory Coast international has struggled with injuries ever since making a move to Old Trafford, although his youth and talent make him a worthy pickup.

Moreover, it looks like his environment is well aware of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's desire to find more help at the center-back spot, so that would make it even more difficult for him to establish himself at Old Trafford.

Zidane is allegedly a big fan of Bailly and would be interested in making a run at him, considering he's not going to be as expensive as other top-tier defenders due to his proneness to get hurt.

The African still has over a year left on his contract but talks about a possible extension have stalled as of late and he wouldn't mind leaving the team to find more playing time.

Notably, Real Madrid have already secured a new defender for their team, as they've completed a shocking move for Porto's Eder Militao.

Also, the team is keen to make a huge splash in this upcoming transfer market, as they're bound to go back to their old winning ways following one of the most disappointing seasons in team history.

So far, they've been linked with a potential move for Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Felipe Anderson, Miralejm Pjanic, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, although the ladder seems unlikely at best.