Zinedine Zidane addresses Varane speculation amidst latest Chelsea speculation
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists that star defender and Chelsea target Raphael Varane is non-transferable
Regarded as one of the finest defenders in the game right now, the Frenchman has won three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies among other honours since arriving in 2011.
Howeverm there has been some shock speculation in the media over the past few days which have suggested that Madrid would be open to the idea of letting Varane leave the club in the coming windows in order to raise some funds.
It is no secret that the COVID-19 has affected this finances of clubs around the world, and with this Madrid side aging, there is reportedly a need to replenish the ranks at the Bernabeu and bring in some fresh meat, both defensively and in attack.
However, amid all the speculation, Zidane dismissed speculation over Varane’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu, claiming that he is too important to let go: “It’s not just me [who wants to keep him],” Zidane was quoted on MARCA. “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.”
It was a shock to see the rumours emerge that Madrid are open to the idea of letting Varane leave the club, but Chelsea will not be shocked to see that Zidane is quick to play down the reports.
If there is a chance to sign the Frenchman up, then Chelsea should take it in the future, but for now, they just need to keep their heads down and work hard, they are playing some good football with the squad they have