Real Madrid Will Only Allow Raphaël Varane To Leave If A Club Meets His Outrageous Price Tag
Real Madrid have ruled out the possibility of listening to offers from other clubs for Raphaël Varane.
The 25-year-old French World Cup winner's future has been uncertain at the Spanish club in recent months and that he could be allowed to leave in the summer.
However, it looks like Los Blancos have no intention of selling Varane, but they could change their mind if one price tag is met.
According to Diario AS, the only way that the Madrid centre-back could leave the club would be if another club met his outrageously high release clause of €500m.
The France international signed a new contract back in 2017, which will keep him at the Santiago Bernabéu until 2022.
"They believe there is nobody out there with Varane's level of experience at 25 that would be worth seeing them sell their starting central defender and his sale would be a sign of weakness that does not sit well with those in the front office at the club," Sergio Santos Chozas wrote for AS.
The Spanish newspaper also reports that the reigning Champions League holders are ready to increase his salary from €6m to €9m as part of a new deal that will be offered to him.
When he was asked about his future at the club last month, Varane refused to speak publicly about it.
"I do not want to talk about my future," he told Le Parisien (via Marca).
"I am not one to discuss my future publically."
Varane, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, signed for Madrid back in 2011 and has made 167 appearances for the club.
During his time at Los Blancos, the Madrid defender has won multiple trophies with the club, including two La Liga titles and four Champions League honours.
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane won't want Varane to leave the club, mainly for the fact that he plans to overhaul the existing squad this summer.
Los Blancos have already captured the services of Éder Militão from Porto as a defensive reinforcement for the squad, while Chelsea's Eden Hazard has been heavily linked with a summer move to the club.
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