Red Devils rival Blues for promising youngster.
Manchester United look set to rival Chelsea for the signing of £19m-rated Real Madrid youngster Raphel Varane, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The French international has not always been a regular for Real this season, sparking suggestions that his old manager Jose Mourinho could try to tempt him to move to Stamford Bridge.
However, United are also interested in Varane as Louis van Gaal eyes options to come in and strengthen his side at the back this season.
£19m could be enough to persuade Real to let the talented 21-year-old leave, and the Red Devils will be hoping to get one over their rivals in this particular transfer battle.