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Sport Liverpool 'main club' in race to sign Raphael Varane as Real Madrid contract talks open

06:42  02 march  2021
06:42  02 march  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

Real Madrid set bargain Raphael Varane transfer price as Man Utd and Liverpool eye signing

  Real Madrid set bargain Raphael Varane transfer price as Man Utd and Liverpool eye signing Real Madrid star Raphael Varane is a Liverpool and Manchester United transfer target.Varane has been at Real Madrid ever since arriving from Lens in 2011.

Signing Varane will though cost Liverpool an estimated £100million, with Madrid keen to cash in on their star defender if he fails to sign a new deal. They are keen to keep him in Spain however, with manager Zinedine Zidane trying to calm speculation over Varane ’s future back in November. “He has a great career, he’s achieved a lot since he’s been here. Of course, he is non-transferable for the club , for the coach that I am, for people in general. “That’s clear and unambiguous. Now we can’t stop people from talking . They’re not just talking about Varane , but about all the players, Real Madrid ones and

Raphael Varane is one of Manchester United's transfer targetsCredit: AP:Associated Press. According to AS and Mundo Deportivo, Varane 's future at Real Madrid is uncertain. The Spanish giants reportedly do not want to sell the defender but will consider it if he is keen to leave. The 27-year-old has If the France star decides against agreeing a new deal at the Bernabeu it is likely Real Madrid will look to cash in on him. Sergio Ramos is out of contract this summer and Real Madrid do not want to risk losing another defender on a free transfer. The centre-back has made 31 appearances this season for

Liverpool have emerged as the leading contender to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as they look to resolve their defensive issues. The Frenchman has been one of the best centre-backs in football in recent seasons.

But his contract at the Bernabeu has just 18 months remaining on it, which has alerted Jurgen Klopp to the possibility of adding a welcome boost to his defensive corps.

The Reds' lack of depth at centre back has been brutally exposed this season, with injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez leaving Klopp with few quality options.

That has forced the Liverpool boss to select midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, as well as the inexperienced Nat Phillips.

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  'Him and Van Dijk would be ridiculous' - Lister excited about rumoured 'dynasty signing' at LFC Liverpool podcaster Tommy Lister has been sharing his thoughts on the Merseyside club’s recently reported transfer link with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. This comes after Lister recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the LFC Transfer Room Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Reds. On the topic […]This comes after Lister recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the LFC Transfer Room Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Reds.

Real Madrid star Raphael Varane is wanted by Man Utd to partner Harry Maguire (Image: GETTY). Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was recently asked about the Frenchman - and insisted he wanted his compatriot to stay at the club . “He is part of this club , and we were very lucky to be “He has a great career, he’s achieved a lot since he’s been here. Of course, he is non-transferable for the club , for the coach that I am, for people in general. “That’s clear and unambiguous. Now we can’t stop people from talking . They’re not just talking about Varane , but about all the players, Real

French centre back has asked his representatives to open contract talks . He is paid just £25,000-per-week compared to Real 's other top stars. Cristiano Ronaldo earns more than 10x Varane 's basic wage. Youngster will look for clarity with other squad members. Mourinho is looking for a defender and likes Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on Raphael Varane 's contract situation at Real Madrid ahead of showdown talks with Bernabeu bosses over a new deal. Chelsea boss Mourinho is still in the market for a defender and a striker, despite an already busy summer transfer window, and rates Varane as

The reigning Premier League champions did seek to strengthen their backline in the January transfer window, bringing in Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies.

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Raphael Varane hitting a ball with a racket: Liverpool 'main club' in race to sign Raphael Varane as Real Madrid contract talks open © Getty Images Liverpool 'main club' in race to sign Raphael Varane as Real Madrid contract talks open

But their defensive fragility has continued to be exposed since the arrival of Kabak and Davies, with the Reds now turning their attention to Varane.

The 27-year-old has won three La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues since joining Madrid in 2011, making himself a key member of the Los Blancos defence.

But with his contract entering its final months, reports in Spain claim that Liverpool are now leading the race for his signature.

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  Manchester United transfer news: Real Madrid could listen to offers for Raphael Varane The France international has been linked with a summer switch to Old TraffordOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are said to be on the lookout for a new central defender ahead of next season.

Raphael Varane believes Real Madrid can defend their Champions League crown while challenging for La Liga. The French centre back was part of Carlo Ancelotti's team that took Madrid to 'la decima', their tenth European title, last season. And, having signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2020, the France international says his side can do it all again this year. Since signing for Real Madrid aged 18 Raphael Varane has become a first team regular at the Bernabeu. The 21-year-old defender played a crucial role in France's progress to the World Cup quarter finals.

Raphael Varane may not renew his contract at Real Madrid , with PSG and Man United eyeing the defender. There's set to be plenty of change at the Bernabeu at the end of an underwhelming season and, if Real can't convince Varane to sign a new deal, they may allow the France international to leave during the summer transfer window. The Spanish outlet reports that the fee could be around €50 million, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United mooted as Varane 's most likely destinations.

Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) report that the Reds are the 'main' Premier League club interested in Varane, with Klopp keen to improve his defence after their injury 'torture'.

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calendar: Liverpool's defensive fragility has been exposed this season © Express Sport Liverpool's defensive fragility has been exposed this season

They go on to state that the Real Madrid man is seen as the 'perfect match' for van Dijk as Liverpool seek to establish a world class centre-back partnership.

The Spanish news site also claims that though contract talks have opened between Varane and the La Liga giants, there are doubts that the centre-back will 'continue at the club'.

Signing Varane will though cost Liverpool an estimated £100million, with Madrid keen to cash in on their star defender if he fails to sign a new deal.

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RAPHAEL VARANE is serious about leaving Real Madrid this summer, but which Premier League clubs could contest for his signing and where would he fit in best? According to Marca, Varane already has his heart set on wearing new colours next season despite the surprise return of Zinedine Zidane and has told team-mates he wants to leave. With a staggering release clause in the region of £430million embedded in his current deal, the centre-back will have to negotiate an exit from the Spanish capital if it remains his burning desire to leave come the end of the season.

Manchester United tried to sign Raphael Varane over the summer. Real Madrid defender chose to remain at the Bernabeu. Frenchman was motivated by his strong relationship with Zinedine Zidane. Raphael Varane has revealed why he turned down a move to Manchester United this summer. Varane , pictured in training with France, has made 165 appearances for Real Madrid . Jose Mourinho wanted Varane as he looked to build his squad at United.

They are keen to keep him in Spain however, with manager Zinedine Zidane trying to calm speculation over Varane's future back in November.

a group of men playing a game of football: Varane is seen as the perfect man to partner Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool's defence © Getty Images Varane is seen as the perfect man to partner Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool's defence

"He is part of this club, and we were very lucky to be able to bring him to Madrid," he said.

"He has a great career, he's achieved a lot since he's been here. Of course, he is non-transferable for the club, for the coach that I am, for people in general.

"That's clear and unambiguous. Now we can't stop people from talking. They're not just talking about Varane, but about all the players, Real Madrid ones and others.

"But for Varane, my position is clear, and it's the same as the club's position."

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© LP / Delphine Goldsztejn "It's both a sharing record and my most intimate, the one where I tell myself the most," admits Raphaël. Evil for good. "Haute Fidélité" was due out in the fall, was postponed twice, but it is finally better that it hatches this Friday. Raphaël's ninth album is a spring record, an invitation to dance, to free oneself, to escape. Nine years after the experimental “Super Welter”, the 45-year-old musician reunites with Benjamin Lebeau, from the electro duo The Shoes.

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