- Raphael Varane has emerged top transfer target for Man United and Chelsea
- Juventus and PSG have also shown interest in signing the four-time Champions League winner
- Real Madrid are however considering selling the defender for a fee of about £44m
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Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
The French World Cup winner will run out of contract with Los Blancos in the summer of 2022 and he is yet to commit his future to the LaLiga defending champions.
Sources close to the Santiago Bernabeu outfit has now revealed that the Spanish club is considering selling the player so as not to lose him for free.
He will have the liberty to sign a pre-contract with any club of his choice starting from next January provided he has not resolved issues concerning his future with them.
SunSport reports that Real are ready to allow their defender leave for a fee of around £44 million at the end of this season if he (Varan) is adamant about leaving.
The EPL clubs along with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have now shown interest in the four-time Champions League winner.
Reports claim that United have been monitoring the France international since 2019 after hinting about leaving the Bernabeu.
Although the return of Zinedine Zidane was said to have made him change his mind, the downturn of events even with the club may reignite the defender's quest to leave.
However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still shopping to partner skipper Harry Maguire at the back, Varane might be the best option for him
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The Red Devils have leaked 30 goals already in the Premier League this term - the most of any team in the top nine, while new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is hoping to strengthen his backline in the summer.
Both teams have been linked with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano - but Bayern Munich appear to have stolen a march on them.
And a cut-price move for Varane could prove to be an ideal option for both clubs as they begin plotting their transfer business.
David Alaba, who is comfortable in either defence or midfield, is also believed to be amongst Tuchel’s top targets.
But the Bayern Munich ace looks set to move to Madrid once his deal expires at the end of the season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid may be in more problem than they could imagine as Raphael Varane has hinted he wants to leave the club when his contract expires next year.
Although, this early notification might give the Spanish League defending champions enough room to find his replacement in the summer.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner joined Los Blancos in 2011 when he was only 17 and has already won 18 titles so far at the Santiago Bernabeu.