Manchester United are in dire need of signing any half decent centre back, whereas Chelsea are looking to prematurely fill the void that will eventually be left by John Terry’s retirement (or move to LA Galaxy…).
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is one of the most promising young defenders in world football, but that doesn’t stop him being linked with a move away from The Bernabeu.
The Express reports that Madrid are willing to let the 20-year-old leave for a fee of £20m.
Would Varane be a worthwhile signing for Chelsea, with Kurt Zouma waiting in the wings?
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