Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is considering to hand-in a transfer request to his coach Zinedine Zidane at the end of the season. Varane is frustrated at Santiago Bernabeu and is thinking about joining Manchester United.

According to a report in Daily Mirror, Varane is extremely disappointed to have been left out of the playing XI in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Manchester City. Zidane preferred to play Pepe and Sergio Ramos over Varane in both the legs of the semi-finals and that has made the French defender unhappy.

Manchester United have stepped up their interest. The 23-year-old is going to approximately cost them £40m.

It has also been learnt that Bayern Munich's new boss Carlo Ancelotti is also interested in the youngster and would love to have him at the Allianz Arena for the next season.

Meanwhile, Paul Scholes had said that United should sign at least three players in the next transfer window. He had also suggested that the Red Devils should ideally buy a forward, a midfielder and a centre half.

"They need to spend some more money. I think they need a top centre forward, a centre half and possibly a bit of creativity in midfield. I don't think there's need for eight, nine or 10 players or anything like that. I just think two, three, four players maybe at most just to bring some real quality to the team," Scholes was quoted as saying by Mirror.

Going by Scholes' words, Varane will solve a lot of problems as he is extremely talented when it comes to playing in that centre-half position. Zidane had recommended Varane then, thus he was signed by Real Madrid.

With Jose Mourinho being rumoured to be the next United manager, he too will like to have Varane in his ranks.