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Real Madrid Will Make One Last Attempt To Convince Raphael Varane To Stay

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane has already let everybody know about his desire to leave Real Madrid in the summer, as the 26-year-old feels like he's already outgrown the team and is ready to face a new challenge on his professional career.

Even so, Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane seem reluctant to waive his 500m clause and, even amid Manchester United's interest in the Frenchman, an exit seems unlikely at this point.

That's why Real Madrid will make one last attempt to try and convince him to stay at Santiago Bernabeu, offering him a massive pay raise for his services, according to Spanish outlet AS.

Varane's current salary sits at 6 million per year, but AS claim it could go as high as 9 million, should he give up on his desire to leave the team.

Paris Saint-Germain has also been following Varane's sweepstakes, and they wouldn't mind matching such a high salary for the standout defender, but, once again, his 500m clause makes a summer exit quite difficult for Varane.

Even so, it looks like Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are already working on several backup plans if they fail to retain Varane at Santiago Bernabeu, with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly as their main target.-

Still, Carlo Ancelotti has already shut the door on a possible move for the Senegalese centre-back, but we already know nobody can compete with a team like Real Madrid.o

Moreover, Los Blancos have also set their eyes on Manchester United want-away Eric Bailly, as the Ivory Coast international has struggled to find playing time due to his constant injuries and nagging pains.

Should Varane take this deal, he'd be one of Real Madrid's highest earners ever, something quite well deserved if you consider the 26-year-old has been a major part of the team's recent success, winning 4 UCLs and 2 La Ligas.