Chelsea close in on world class £88 million signing after Tuchel asks for defender to be signed

Reports have claimed that Chelsea have closed in on a transfer deal for Raphael Varane after Thomas Tuchel asked the club to sign a new defender.

Tuchel has done a wonderful job as boss of Chelsea since his arrival just a few months ago and they are now on course to get back inside that top four spot, while also add a trophy to the cabinet in the Champions League or FA Cup.

But now Chelsea have emerged as serious contenders, according to German publication Bild, due to Thomas Tuchel’s interest in the player.

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of 2022 and Madrid do not want to lose one of the clubs most important players for nothing, so they would reportedly be more willing to sell in the transfer window this time around.

However, he will not come cheap as the report also goes on to say that Madrid will still demand an asking price of £88 million for Varane, who is easily regarded as one of the top five central defenders in world football.

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Look, if Chelsea are interested in adding another defender to that back-line in the summer, then they would be very wise to spend their money to try and land Varane. He really is that good of a defender a player that would help send a statement to the rest of the Premier League.

So if Madrid are open to selling, Chelsea should get as close to that £88 million that Madrid are reportedly interested in as he would be a great, great signing.

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