MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to reignite their interest in long-term target Raphael Varane.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid before his contract expires in 2022.
Manchester Evening News claim United plan to battle it out for the defender's signature.
The report states that 'lots of clubs' are interested in signing the LaLiga veteran.
United first tried to sign Varane way in 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.
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But Zinedine Zidane – then working behind the scenes at the Bernabeu – intervened.
Varane went on to join Madrid from Lens and United signed Phil Jones from Blackburn.
United tried their luck again after Varane won the World Cup with France in 2018.
But Jose Mourinho did not think he could get him so called off the pursuit.
The Red Devils could reportedly sign him for less than £100million in the next transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to bolster his squad following their shaky start to the season.
United are slumped at 14th in the table with just three wins from their first seven games.
They have been linked to Juventus outcast Sami Khedira.
And 18-year-old Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga is also on their wishlist.
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