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“Situation has not changed”: French star provides update on his future and it’s good news for Man United

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Raphael Varane of Real Madrid is joining Manchester United.

Transfer News: Raphael Varane keeps his options open for Manchester United move

According to transfer news from Mundo Deportivo (h/t Express), Raphael Varane has kept his options open with Manchester United linked to the player. There has been a lot of speculation over his future as his contract is set to end in 2022 and no talk of an extension has come up.

The 27-year-old has formed the bedrock of Los Blancos’ defence alongside skipper Sergio Ramos for a number of years. With his contract expiring in 2022, a decision on his future has to be made sooner than later. Soon to be 28, Varane has won everything possible with Real Madrid.

Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane is one of the defenders linked with Manchester United (Getty Images)

The Red Devils are searching for a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof playing there currently. Varane was a player United have kept tabs on for a long time. The situation surrounding the player is akin to the events of 2019 where Varane was linked away from the Bernabeu.

However, Varane was set for contract talks but that has not been the case. Varane has refused to reveal much on his future, just saying that the situation has not changed.

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“I am not going to state the obvious, I have already expressed myself a lot on the subject. I think it has already been said and the situation has not changed. I am two days away from an international match with the national team, I am concentrating on that. I don’t want to answer that question on my future.”

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Varane is said to be evaluating his options because Real are looking for reinforcements at the back. Real are adamant about keeping him and while it is still unknown if he would agree to a new deal, chances are that he could decide to leave the club.