Real Madrid have decided they’re not interested in a swap deal with Chelsea regarding the possible exit of Raphael Varane, it has been claimed.
The Blues are determined to beat Manchester United to the player’s signature. But, while that’s the case, a move to Stamford Bridge appears unlikely.
Real Madrid star Varane has won the lot during his time at the Bernabeu, scooping four Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns.
But a move away from the Spanish capital could now be on the cards, with Chelsea and Manchester United both keen on the 28-year-old.
Varane’s contract at Madrid is winding down, with his current deal due to expire next summer.
That means Los Blancos must sell him now to ensure they get a good fee for the player or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time, a situation they’re understandably eager to avoid.
And Defensa Central have claimed Real aren’t interested in a swap deal with Chelsea, instead only wanting a fee in the region of £43million to let their prized asset go.
It’s claimed that Real Madrid chiefs don’t want Timo Werner in exchange, despite Carlo Ancelotti earmarking the Germany international as a potential target.
So, instead, it’s their main aim to secure a fee for Varane.
Chelsea complete another summer transfer deal.
Chelsea defender Levi Colwill has completed a loan move to Huddersfield Town for the season to come after signing a new contract at Chelsea.
The centre back has looked excellent in the youth teams for years now, and this season in particular looked to have raised his profile significantly and convinced teams in the second tier he’s ready to start senior football at that level.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) June 25, 2021
It’s a big vote of confidence in Colwill and his abilities, as well as a further endorsement of the Chelsea academy system, which is now just printing out Championship level teenagers at an astonishing rate.
In 5 years time, it’s scary to think how many of them could be playing in the Premier League or top flights across Europe.
Let’s hope Levi can have the same success that Marc Guehi has had in the same division with Swansea this season.
Setting himself up for a Premier League move in the near future – and potentially even a place in Chelsea’s squad.