[b]Man Utd to rival Real Madrid for transfer of ‘next Raphael Varane’ Benoit Badiashile from Monaco[/b][/b]


Man Utd to rival Real Madrid for transfer of ‘next Raphael Varane’ Benoit Badiashile from Monaco[/b]

MANCHESTER UNITED are rumoured to be rivalling Real Madrid to the signature of 6ft 4in Monaco ace Benoit Badiashile football tips.[/b]
The teen sensation, dubbed “the next Raphael Varane” is attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs in European football.[/b]
The Red Devils’ neighbours Manchester City are among the sides who are believed to have monitored the 19-year-old centre-back’s performances.[/b]
However, the Premier League runners-up have since bid £41million for Bournemouth star Nathan Ake.[/b]
United officials are believed to have commenced talks with Monaco over the prospect of bringing Badiashile to Old Trafford, according to TFI.[/b]
It’s believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to inject more pace into his backline by adding a speedy defender to play alongside skipper Harry Maguire.[/b]
TFI reckons United and Madrid are being rivalled by Bayern Leverkusen for Badiashile’s signature.[/b]
The Bundesliga giants are said to be leading the race to buy the starlet.[/b]
The player’s agents are said to be locked in talks with the German club that began roughly four weeks ago.[/b]
Real Madrid have reportedly had some initial conversations with the France under-19 international’s representatives, after keeping tabs on the young centre-back this season.[/b]
Media in Spain claim Zinedine Zidane, who gave Varane his big break at Madrid, is hoping to bring through a new generation of stars for the La Liga champions[/b]
It’s thought Badiashile could potentially be part of a new crop of Los Blancos players.[/b]
However, the teenager, who made 20 appearances across all competitions this term, is unlikely to be a bargain buy for clubs vying for his signature.[/b]
TFI say Monaco, who finished ninth in Ligue 1, hope to get at least £27million from any deal for the player champions league predictions.[/b]
And the young French centre-back is currently under contract at the club until the 2023-24 season.[/b]