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As was inevitable, Chelsea linked with signing Real Madrid defender » Chelsea News

As the reports came out regarding Raphael Varane’s Real Madrid future being in doubt, it was always inevitable that Chelsea’s name would soon be mentioned.

The Blues are on the hunt for a new centre back this summer and have been linked with a host of names, they have now been thrown in the hat for Varane by Spanish publication Marca.

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They name PSG and Manchester United as the two clubs most interested, but Chelsea are also interested ‘to a lesser extent.’

50 million euros is the fee mentioned that could seal the deal for any club wanting to sign the 27-year old French international.

The speculation has started due to his contract running out in 2022 and the potential that he might not sign an extension. Real Madrid would like to sell up now rather than risk losing him for cheap or on a free transfer if he is not going to sign a new deal.


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