Manchester United ‘offered Vinicius on initial loan with option to buy’ as cash strapped Real Madrid look to move on players to fund move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe
- Real Madrid are determined to make up funds to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappe
- Manchester United have reportedly been offered Vinicius by the Spanish giants
- The Red Devils are already trying to sign Madrid defender Raphael Varane
Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr.
The Spanish giants have made Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe their top target, though they need to raise funds via player sales.
United and Madrid are already in talks over the potential signing of defender Raphael Varane this summer.
Manchester United are said to have been offered the opportunity to sign winger Vinicius
Florentino Perez is trying to make up funds to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe
The Mirror have now reported that United have also been offered the Brazilian winger, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal seen as the ‘most likely option’.
One stumbling clock for United though is that Real Madrid want a minimum of £68.5m for the 21-year-old.
United are already expected to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho at any time, with a £73m deal agreed.
Vinicius is said to be disappointed that the LaLiga side are looking to move him on, given the fact that new manager Carlo Ancelotti hopes to keep him.
But Madrid are looking to raise around €150m (£128m) to sign Mbappe this summer despite his contract at PSG expiring next year.
Vinicius joined Madrid in the summer of 2018, a year after the club agreed a £36m deal to sign him from Brazilian side Flamengo.
Madrid are determined to land Mbappe this summer though his contract expires next year
Since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, he has scored 15 goals in 118 appearances.
United meanwhile are expected to place a formal offer for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this week.
United are wary of reports saying talks over personal terms and a fee are advanced as they make steady progress in discussions for the France international.
The 28-year-old has indicated he wants to join United, though nothing is yet agreed, with a price of £50million for a player who has one year left on contract is still considered too high.
Manchester United are already trying to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane