Tottenham, Liverpool and QPR among clubs chasing signature of Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is being lined up by a host of Premier League clubs including Tottenham and Liverpool as the 19-year-old, tipped to be a star, is struggling for first-team opportunities at the Spanish Champions.
The Frenchman, signed from RC Lens for a fee reportedly in the region of £7m in 2011, put in a series of accomplished displays last term but has failed to make an appearance yet this campaign, reports talkSPORT.
France national boss Didier Deschamps has urged that the youngster must be playing first-team football for his development and, with that in mind, the player could see his future away from the Bernabeu in order to achieve his international aspirations, at least on a short-term basis.
With a club agreement put in place between Los Blancos and Tottenham as part of the Luka Modric transfer, White Hart Lane would appear the most likely destination for the Frenchman, but Spurs will face stiff competition from Liverpool for his signature.
It is thought Madrid coach Jose Mourinho would not be adverse to sending him on loan to Swansea City, given the assimilation with the attractive passing game the Welsh side and the Spanish giants play, which Mourinho sees an ideal breeding ground for the youngster’s development.
Varane has made 13 appearances for the France U21 side.
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