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Real Madrid round-up: Varane, Courtois, Vinicius...
JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

Varane L'Equipe Interview

"It annoys me when people say I have to be like Sergio Ramos," said the French international in an interview with L'Equipe.

"I have my own style of play and up to know it's worked for me. They have tried to change me several times...it pisses me off."

At just 25, Varane has won 16 major trophies including four Champions Leagues with Real Madrid and most recently the World Cup with France.

Courtois expected to join Real Madrid on five-year contract

Real Madrid look to be closing in on the capture of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, with the signing of his replacement at Chelsea now seemingly the only hold-up. The ex-Atlético man wants to return to the Spanish capital, where his two children live.

Vinicius Junior mooted loan move

Real Madrid are keen to loan Brazilian starlet Vinicius Junior to a nearby club next season, according to a report in the Spanish media. This contradicts the earlier information stating that no loan deals would be considered once he made the step to Europe. Vinicius will be officially presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow and you can follow the press conference live here with AS.

Álvaro Odriozola presented as Real Madrid player

The Spanish international was presented as on Wednesday and says gave it his in all in a fight for a first team place. Odriozola, who will wear the 19 shirt, became the second most expensive player in the club's history (30 million euros), behind Danilo (31.5 million euros). 

"I know the responsibility that comes with wearing this shirt and how I must behave as a Real Madrid player on and off the pitch. I am going to put all my dedication, humility and sacrifice so that our paths are full of success," said the player.

Sergio Ramos and James Harden

Sergio Ramos ad Houston Rockets legend James Harden crossed paths in Ibiza. The basketball player posted a photo of the pair partying in Ibiza on his instagram witht he message, "Nights like this." Ramos, on Tuesday, announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Pilar Rubio.

Serigo Ramos with James Harden in Ibiza