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Florentino Perez hints at Raphaël Varane leaving Real Madrid

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Florentino Perez has been talking a lot of nonsense lately as one of the last men standing among the ruins of his beloved Super League, so it’s tough to trust anything else he might be saying, but as part of his most recent interview, he also addressed the futures of several of the team’s current players, including Raphaël Varane.

Real have apparently promised the captain’s armband to Varane should he sign a new contract, but the France international himself is more interested in the numbers and is evidently not too satisfied with the wages currently on offer. It’s starting to look like the 27-year-old could actually leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Perez drawing a hard line in the sand of not wanting players to stay who don’t want to stay.

According to Manchester Evening News, many clubs are hoping to sign Varane for free when his contract expires in 2022, but Real Madrid will undoubtedly look to sell him this summer instead — especially if, as Perez claims, they’re on the brink of financial disaster. Manchester United are still thought to be the frontrunners but Varane could certainly be an interesting and useful choice for Chelsea to explore.