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Manchester United set price tag and are happy to let “unhappy” star leave in January



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Manchester United are reportedly happy to let Raphaël Varane leave Old Trafford in January with the player unhappy at Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United‘s back line has seen struggle after struggle this season, with Erik ten Hag having had to play almost every combination of defenders due to injury woes.

With the exception of Harry Maguire, every defensive player has been unavailable at some point this campaign due to either injury or illness. Now, reports claim that Raphaël Varane may leave permanently in January.

Varane is said to be unhappy that Ten Hag has been selecting both Victor Lindelöf and Jonny Evans over him, and that the relationship between the manager and the player is practically broken after a frank exchange after last month’s Manchester derby.

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Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has now claimed that Varane would like to leave Old Trafford in January, and should that be his wish, the club will not stand in his way.

However, Manchester United have reportedly set a price tag, with the club wanting between £17-23 million for the player.

United signed Varane in the summer of 2021 for a fee of £34 million, with the player joining from Real Madrid. Varane has seen a number of injury problems hamper his season, but formed a strong connection with Lisandro Martínez on the field – although the two may never play together again after Martínez was ruled out with injury in January.

There is currently no way that United will consider loaning Varane, most probably because they would need the money a Varane sale would generate to find a replacement.

Bayern Munich have been the club mentioned most frequently, but are only monitoring his situation as of now – nothing more.