Chelsea transfer: Blues leading the race for wantaway Real Madrid star, Donnarumma transfer boost

Raphael Varane-Real Madrid

Chelsea leading the race for Raphael Varane

Chelsea have reportedly jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

The report also adds that the Blues are ready to pay £61m for the French World Cup winner, who is looking to part ways with Los Blancos this summer.

Red Devils have been strongly linked with Varane ever since his exit links surfaced, but Chelsea appears the favourites.

The Londoners are keen on strengthening their backline amid the uncertain future of Thiago Silva and Fikayo Tomori, with the latter currently spending his loan spell at AC Milan.

Varane has been key to Zidane’s side over the years, but the centre-back is said to be less interested in continuing at the Spanish capital.

With his contract expiring at the end of the next season, Real could be forced to sell him this summer, and they still would be able to cope up with his absence with the prospective arrival of David Alaba.

Furthermore, the Blues can catch 28-year-old in action when they face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Chelsea are reportedly leading the race to sign Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Chelsea have made Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane their number one defensive transfer target this summer.

Donnarumma transfer boost

Chelsea have been handed a significant boost over the transfer of Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is set to leave AC Milan this summer.

The young Italian goalkeeper looks to have not agreed to a contract extension with Rossoneri, with his current deal expiring this summer.

Having been the perennial suitors for Donnarumma, the Blues can finally get their hands at him this summer.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has reportedly rejected AC Milan's latest contract offer, and is set to leave the club this summer on a free transfer....would you take him at Chelsea?? #ACMilan #Donnarumma #Chelsea #prideoflondon