Varane turns down Barca

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has reportedly turned down recent advances from Barcelona over a proposed move this summer.

The Frenchman enjoyed a strong second half to the season at the Santiago Bernabeu, earning rave reviews and reportedly attracting the interest once more of Manchester United.

TV3 say that Barca had also taken note and alongside the English were prepared to pay up his €30m buyout clause.

However, in contacting the player’s agents recently, the Catalans were reportedly turned down.

The 20-year-old, whose form since January earned him his first caps with the France national side, apparently turned down the advance from Madrid’s rivals, out of a determination to ‘repay the confidence’ Los Blancos have demonstrated in him.

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