Chelsea have prepared the €70million required to beat Manchester United to the transfer of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the west London giants seem to have stepped up their interest in the 28-year-old is, moving ahead of both Man Utd and Paris Saint-Germain in the running.
This would be a fine move by Blues’ boss Thomas Tuchel, who would surely benefit from bringing in an upgrade on unconvincing performers like Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen.
Varane nearing the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu so it seems realistic that Madrid could look to cash in on him this summer.
United could also have done well to sign the France international, however, as many will feel they still lack a quality partner for Harry Maguire.
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