Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
The Red Devils are keen on signing a new centre-back this summer, and reports have claimed that they have agreed terms with Varane.
However, they have yet to finalise a transfer fee with Los Blancos and Defensa Central claims that a deal is highly improbable.
He is likely to block the transfer of Varane to United, and would prefer to wait for offers from other interested European clubs.
Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have also been linked with Varane, but the former appear unlikely to make an approach for his services.
They recently signed Sergio Ramos on a free transfer, and are not expected to pursue another central defender this summer.
The Blues could emerge as the front-runners to land the World Cup winner if United are unable to convince Perez to change his stance.