Chelsea free to sign superstar from Madrid as Spaniards looking to cash in on £100 million man

According to reports, Real Madrid are open to the idea of selling Raphael Varane in the summer window.

Chelsea have spent some serious money over the past couple of transfer windows improving key areas of the pitch, but there is no doubt that they still need to bring in a premium centre-back to play alongside Thiago Silva, and then replace the great Brazilian.

There are a number of options out there for Tuchel to try and acquire, but it seems that there may be a real chance for the likes of Chelsea to try and seal a £100 million deal for Varane.

Marca have claimed, the 27-year-old, who has been virtually ever-present this season, has less than 18 months to run on his current contract with the Spanish giants and may be considering leaving the Bernabeu.

The Blancos are said to be waiting on offers for the World Cup-winning defender, who is only under contract until 2022 and has not entered into extension talks, BUT WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAT £100 MILLION for the defender.

Look, if there is a chance for Chelsea to swoop in and get a transfer deal done for Varane, they should take it, he is a player that is one of the best in the game, and is just the type of statement signing that Tuchel needs.

As we said, Varane is one of the very best defenders in the game right now and a player that has won pretty much every trophy the game has to offer right now, so if the opportunity is there, they need to take it.

They have the money to get a deal done, so if they really want the Frenchman, they have the money to sign him.