RaphaÃ «l Varane has still not extended with Real Madrid. At the end of his contract in June 2022 with the Madrid team, the 2018 world champion now has several Premier League contenders. Apart from Manchester United, which has been following the player for several months now, it is now Chelsea who would like to attract Varane.
According to information from Bild, Thomas Tuchel would be interested in the profile of Raphaël Varane to strengthen his central defense next season. The German technician should in any case soon have a glimpse of the qualities of Raphael Varane, if it is well restored for the semi-finals of the Champions League where Chelsea and Real Madrid will meet.
If Thiago Silva arrived free from PSG at the start of the season, the 36-year-old Brazilian is coming to the end of his contract with Chelsea and has not yet extended. Since his arrival last January at the head of the London club, Thomas Tuchel has installed a defense at 3 with Thiago Silva in the axis. Varane could become the new captain of the defense of the Blues in the system of Tuchel.
Affected by the coronavirus in recent days, RaphaÃ «l Varane remains a major element of the team led by ZinÃ © dine Zidane, with 36 games played since the start of the season. Arrived in 2011 in Spain from RC Lens, Varane has won everything since and the idea of a start has already been evoked in recent weeks by the Spanish press. Real Madrid are said to be willing to sell Varane if there is an attractive offer, especially with a year before the Frenchman’s contract expires. But the Varane case will certainly also be linked to that of Sergio Ramos, at the end of the contract and who has not extended either.
However, this is not the first time that the name of Chelsea has been appended to that of Raphaël Varane. Rumors already evoked an interest of the Blues for Varane in the summer of 2018. But the competition promises to be strong now if Varane does not extend by then and finds himself in position by force to negotiate a departure. Manchester United have also reportedly made Varane a priority target for the next transfer window.