French stopper Raphael Varane is reportedly asking the club to let him leave in the event of an adequate offer.
When Manchester United signed Varane last summer, fans rejoiced in the belief that they had signed one of the best stoppers in world football today.
But it soon became clear that Varane was no longer the player he used to be. The Frenchman is now far from his best days at Real Madrid.
Varane did not start against Brighton on Sunday, as did his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, as United unexpectedly lost 2-1 in front of their home crowd.
The Frenchman was disappointed by the decision of new coach Eric ten Haag to leave him on the bench and now he would prefer to change clubs, even though he was brought in for £40 million just last summer.
The 29-year-old struggled for minutes in his debut season at the club, appearing in just 28 of a possible 47 games due to injuries and health issues he was dealing with.
Given the high salary and likely significant compensation to be paid to acquire him, the question remains whether there are teams willing to bring him in this summer.
However, given that he is still considered one of the best stoppers in the world, it is very possible that rich teams will shell out tens of millions for his arrival.