Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho are going head to head for the player…
Manchester United and Chelsea have been alerted to the availability of unsettled Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 21-year-old has found himself struggling for regular football at the Bernabeu this season, with manager Carlo Ancelotti seeming to rate Sergio Ramos and Pepe more highly than the young Frenchman.
Despite this, the centre-back could still cost the Premier League pair £25 million, as he is tied down to a contract until 2020 with the La Liga giants.
The Red Devils are on the lookout for a new defender as they have had to rely on the brilliance of goalkeeper David De Gea for much of this season. Meanwhile the Blues are on the lookout for a long term replacement for 34-year-old captain John Terry.
Manager Jose Mourinho has actually signed the defensive star before, signing him for Los Blancos in 2011.