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Chelsea have made signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane a priority this summer, however, they will face stiff competition for his signature. The 28-year-old has established himself as one of the top defenders in the game over a decade with Los Blancos.
His contract will expire at the end of next season and is still pondering a contract offer from Real. But rumours are growing that the Lille-born ace fancies a new challenge.
Foot Mercato (via Sport Witness) are reporting that the Ligue 1 giants have ‘made contact’ about a possible move before the start of next season.
It remains to be seen if Varane does leave Real but Sergio Ramos seems likely to quit the Bernabeu. The Real and Spain legend is now 35 but still attracting offerings from some of the biggest clubs.