REAL MADRID defender Raphael Varane is edging closer to a Bernabeu departure.
And there's no shortage of potential potential suitors with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all tipped to challenge for his signature.
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The 28-year-old has made 357 appearances for Real Madrid since his £9million arrival from Lens in 2011.
The Frenchman has helped the club to three La Liga titles, four Champions League triumphs and several other major honours.
But his time in the Spanish capital could be drawing to a close.
Spanish newspaper AS claim Varane is unhappy with Real's efforts to extend his contract beyond June 2022.
It's said the Wold Cup winner has told friends that his 'cycle is over' and that he wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Asked about his future last week, Varane gave little away.
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- Juventus – 5/1
- Liverpool – 9/1
- Manchester City – 11/1
- Paris Saint-Germain – 14/1
- Inter Milan – 14/1
- Tottenham – 20/1
- Bayern Munich – 20/1
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He said: "I am focused on giving everything in this season finale. My future is clear: my focus is on the end of the season.
"The message to the fans is that I am 100 per cent committed to the team. We have challenges that encourage us a lot. I am focused on giving everything on the field."
Real Madrid are expected to announce the arrival of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba in the new few weeks.
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The versatile Austria international will reportedly signed a five-year deal worth £400,000-a-week.
And AS believe his arrival will see Real entertain offers of around £60m for Varane to finance other summer additions including Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.
Bookmakers believe Manchester United are the leading contenders for Varane's signature at odds of 3/1.
The Red Devils are still on the look-out for a central defender to partner captain Harry Maguire.
Chelsea are next in the betting at 9/2 with Juventus fractionally behind at 5/1.
Liverpool, who are also interested in RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate, are available at 9/1 while Premier League leaders Manchester City are a double-figure 11/1.
Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are locked together at 14s with Tottenham and Bayern Munich the outsiders of the pack at 20/1.
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