Chelsea have officially made a potential transfer move for Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane this summer window.
According to reports from ABC, the Blues are in conversation with Los Blancos about taking him away from the Spanish capital before next season.
Florentino Perez said in an interview with Onda Cero on Tuesday that he had not accepted any bids yet, but this could simply be a distraction technique from sports media.
The 28-year-old is in high demand as he enters the last 12 months of his contract at Santiago Bernabeu.There hasn’t been any indication that a new contract will be signed, which has put many European clubs on red alert.
Chelsea has seemingly thrown their hat into the spot, alongside Manchester United respectively.
It is no surprise that Varane is wanted by two of the Premier League’s giants to secure his signature.
He has played 360 games for Real Madrid, claiming four Champions Leagues silverware and three La Liga titles.
Roman Abramovich might want to pull on Varane’s connections to West London as part of his luring process. Search for new players.
Former Blues playmaker, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, also worked under Jose Mourinho in Spain with Raphael.
“I think Varane is the best centre back in the world,” said Jose Mourinho in an interview with Yahoo expert back in 2014.N’Golo Kante, Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud are also colleagues at the international level with the stopper.