The Red Devils started their transfer activity at the beginning of the summer transfer window.
After the window opened on Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund rejected a £67m approach to 21-year-old forward Jadon Sancho on Thursday.
United and the Bundesliga giants are said to be separated by £11m in their current positions, so it’s a deal that many hope to complete in the coming months at last.
With United potentially spending a club record fee to protect Sancho, it’s questionable how much would be left to secure Varane’s services.
Solskjaer may have to remove a few pieces of his team before he gets stronger, with names like Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard all in the window.