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Chelsea tops Manchester United in race to sign Real Madrid centre-back

Chelsea tops Manchester United in race to sign Real Madrid centre-back

Chelsea are reportedly topping Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane during this current summer’s transfer window.

The 28-year-old remains a key player for Los Blancos, however the Frenchman’s agreement is expected to terminate next June, which has prompted a large group of theory encompassing his future.

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Man United are supposed to be quick to sign the France international in the forthcoming transfer market, and a new report asserted that the defender favoured a move to the Premier League over a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Mundo DeportivoOle Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side are firmly in the race for the former Lens youngster, but Chelsea are currently at the head of the queue.

The report claims that the Blues are prepared to pay the €70m (£61m) required to sign the centre-back during this summer’s transfer window.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are said to be open to selling the France international this summer as they look to raise funds to pursue the likes of PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland.

Varane has scored twice in 38 appearances for the Spanish champions this term.

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