Raphael Varane rules out Real Madrid exit amid PSG talk

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has no interest in leaving the club as part of a swap deal for Neymar, report ESPN FC.

El Mundo Deportivo had previously cited a report in Telefoot claiming the central defender had been requested by Paris Saint-Germain as part of any deal to take the Brazilian star to the Spanish capital.

The 26-year-old joined Madrid in 2011 from Lens and has made 277 first-team appearances since, netting 12 goals and winning 16 trophies, including four Champions League crowns.

The central defender also helped his nation to last summer’s World Cup title but his future came under scrutiny with the arrival of FC Porto defender Eder Militao at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Varane has long been a central defensive partner of Sergio Ramos in the Spanish capital but the individual form of a number of players has come under scrutiny in recent months.

However, Madrid are unlikely to sanction a move away for the Frenchman, who has three years left on his contract, particularly as no club is in a position to activate his release clause of €500m.

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