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The former Chelsea boss is reportedly set to take over at Old Trafford in the summer and has already identified the Real Madrid centre-back as his top priority



Jose Mourinho wants to make Raphael Varane his first signing as Manchester United manager, according to The Sun.

The ex-Chelsea boss reportedly believes he will replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford this summer and has informed the United hierarchy that he is keen to acquire the 22-year-old.

Mourinho signed Varane from RC Lens when he was in charge at Real and has tipped the France international for stardom. 

Speaking in 2014, the Portuguese said: "I think he is the best young central defender in the world. Already I think he's the best."



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