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Zidane sends Varane transfer warning to Manchester United

Raphael Varane, Real Madrid
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The Red Devils would reportedly ‘love’ to sign the Real Madrid star next year, but Zidane has other ideas.

Zinedine Zidane believes it is ‘clear and unambiguous’ that Real Madrid won’t sell Raphael Varane to Manchester United, describing him as ‘untransferable’.

Talk of a surprise Old Trafford move for the 27-year-old reignited midweek. As his contract expires in June 2022, United allegedly saw an ‘opportunity’ to tempt Real Madrid into selling one of their prized defenders.

But Zidane has made it clear, Varane is going nowhere as far as he and the club are concerned.

“It’s not just me [who wants to keep him],” said the Real Madrid boss as quoted on Diario AS.

“He is part of this club, we were very lucky to be able to bring him to Madrid.

“He has a great career, he’s achieved a lot since he’s been here. Of course, he is untransferable for the club, for the coach that I am, for people in general.

“That’s clear and unambiguous. Now we can’t stop people from talking. They’re not just talking about Varane, but about all the players, Real Madrid ones and others.

“But for Varane, my position is clear, and it’s the same as the club’s position.”

Varane, who has made seven appearances in LaLiga this season, will probably start in Saturday afternoon’s trip to Villarreal.