‘Varane has an inflamed knee’

France Coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is once more suffering with an inflamed knee.

The 20-year-old returned from surgery on the joint last month and is now a doubt for Les Bleus’ first leg World Cup qualification play-off with Ukraine tonight suffering with discomfort.

“He has a swelling in the knee,” Deschamps confirmed to reporters yesterday evening, in an episode similar to the youngster’s involvement with France during the October international break.

“Wednesday he was with the medics and Thursday we monitored him closely too. 

“This is a direct result to playing two games in three days for Real Madrid.”

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