Manchester United face delay in completing Raphael Varane transfer

Raphael Varane is unlikely to be ready in time to make his Manchester United debut on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

United announced last week that a deal had been agreed in principle with Real Madrid that would see the France international move to Old Trafford after10 trophy-laden years in the Spanish capital.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side begin their new campaign at home to Everton a week on Saturday, but the Norwegian is unlikely to be able to pair his new a signing alongside club captain Harry Maguire.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Varane is still waiting to get his visa before he can move to England.

He was expected to travel on Monday but that has now been pushed back with the 27-year-old waiting for permission to travel, after which he will need to quarantine and complete a medical.

Meanwhile, United hope Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be ready to face Everton in 10 days’ time after the England Under-21 international picked up an injury.

The 23-year-old has been given an individual training programme as a precaution having been deemed fit enough to travel to United’s preseason camp in Scotland.

Diogo Dalot is also part of the squad in Scotland and after a year spent on loan at AC Milan, the 22-year-old is targeting another season of regular first-team football.

‘I think I was one of the only players in the [Milan] squad that was available for all the games during the season and for me that was a very good point as well of course the minutes and games I played, which were a lot,’ Dalot said.

‘The goal for last season was to get minutes again, get my legs going, be fit and I had it. I want to keep playing, I want to keep giving everything I have and improve. I know last season was fantastic but I can do even more.’

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