At the time of writing, Raphael Varane has less than a year and a half left on his contract with the royal club Real Madrid. No agreement has been reached on an extension of the contract yet, which has led potential suitors to witness Varane's situation with longing eyes.

Real Madrid gradually feel that they have to move on to Varane's contract situation, as they could end up losing the defender for free until next summer, if he does not extend or be sold in the upcoming transfer window. It is here that AS reports that the latter option is most realistic. Varane has been playing for Real Madrid for 10 years and now he was supposed to want to try himself somewhere else. Here the Frenchman's first priority should be to come to England.

Despite the fact that he only has 18 months left on his contract. However, that should not deter Liverpool and Manchester United, who were supposed to be ready with a bid and a contract.