Real Madrid reportedly have no intention of selling their in-demand defender Raphael Varane unless someone meets his release clause
One of the rare bright spots in Los Blancos’ disappointing season, Varane has attracted interest from several major Europe clubs, including Manchester United and Juventus.
The Serie A toppers are well aware they need to inject fresh blood into their aging backline, and the 25-year-old seems to be their choice to replace Andrea Barzagli.
The Bianconeri have already approached Real for the France international, but La Liga heavyweights have made it clear they won’t sanction the transfer unless the Turin-based outfit trigger Varane’s staggering €500m buy-out clause.
Real’s stratospheric demand will certainly blow Juventus and all other suitors out of the water, as Zinedine Zidane plans to build his defense around former Lens man.
Although the player himself has recently admitted he could be open for a fresh challenge, he will probably remain at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu under Zidane’s influence.