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Raphael Varane is one of the top defenders in the world. (imago Images)

Transfer News: Real Madrid to reject swap deal for Raphael Varane from Chelsea

According to transfer news from Defensa Central (h/t Express), Real Madrid have decided to reject any swap deal proposals for Raphael Varane from Chelsea. The Blues were planning on offering Timo Werner but Real only want an offer of £43m.

Varane has been a stalwart at the back for Real Madrid for almost a decade now and has won loads of trophies during his time at the club. However, the Frenchman is entering the final year of his contract with Los Blancos and is yet to commit his future to the Spanish club.

Raphael Varane of Real Madrid Real Madrid v Atalanta, UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second leg. Football, Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain –

With time running out and no contract being agreed, Real Madrid have slowly accepted their fate. They are willing to sell the defender at a cut-price. The Merengues are in financial problems and are being forced to sell some of their star men. This window is the only chance they have of getting a fee for Varane.

However, they are unwilling to entertain any sort of swap deal for the defender. Chelsea were hoping to offer Timo Werner in exchange but the La Liga giants will not accept that. They want a full cash amount of £43m for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner. Real are said to not want Werner despite new manager Carlo Ancelotti showing interest.

Timo Werner celebrates scoring for Chelsea against West Ham United. (imago Images)
Timo Werner celebrates scoring for Chelsea against West Ham United. (imago Images)

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It’s not entirely bad for Chelsea as they can still look to pay the cash amount and then sign Varane. At 28 years of age, Varane fits the category of a prime world-class defender that Chelsea need. He is not only young for a centre-back but also comes with a winning mentality. It remains to be seen how the Blues proceed for his signature now that a swap deal is off.

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