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Real Madrid: Varane "mulling things over", says agent

"Varane's mulling things over - he's won everything at Madrid"

AFP

According to French football agent Bruno Satin, Raphaël Varane's brother says the defender feels he may be in need of a new challenge.

French football agent Bruno Satin has confirmed that Raphaël Varane is weighing up a summer departure from Real Madrid, but says the defender has not yet spoken to any potential suitors.

Varane yet to make decision on future, says agent

Disclosing details of a conversation he has had with the France international's brother, Satin told Canal+ this week: "A final decision hasn't been made yet; he [Varane] is mulling things over at the moment.

"He's won everything at Madrid, and at the end of the day he's achieved everything he needed to - which is why he feels like now is maybe time for a change.

"But I can assure you that he's not in negotiations with anyone at the moment."

L'Équipe reported last month that Varane is considering leaving the Bernabéu after eight years in Spain, with a host of clubs including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain subsequently linked with the player.

Real Madrid readying offer of improved contract

However, as was revealed by AS on Monday, Madrid are eager to keep hold of the 25-year-old, and are preparing to offer him a significant pay rise in a bid to persuade him to stay.