Raphael Varane is keen to leave Bernabeu in this summer window.
The French defender has refused to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid who is keen on a new challenge in his career.
Manchester United are on the lookout for a new centre-back partner for club captain Harry Maguire and Varane is on the top of their wishlists.
They have already seen a few offers for Varane rejected but the Red Devils will be handing out an improved offer for the World Champion.
Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend believes Varane can take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad to the next level.
‘If you look at Manchester United’s team, they are very top-heavy,’ Townsend told talkSPORT.
‘They have a lot of forward options and Jadon Sancho will give them another option but Varane, if he does come in, will solidify the back four.
‘He will give them extra strength, extra pace and somebody of his calibre is more suited to the Premier League.
‘He’s big, he’s strong, he is quick and I definitely think the Varane one takes them closer to where they want to be.’