Liverpool leading race to sign €80m-rated French centre-back

Liverpool are planning shock move for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane and planning to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Merseyside club have problems in the back-line as Joe Gomez, and Dejan Lovren has a severe injury, and their back-up is necessary.

France international is the best option in this situation as he has a good season and proves his worth one more time. Klopp ready to spend big money on the footballer during this July but it will be difficult to sign him as Man United and Chelsea also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

There will be a real battle for the player, and his price could increase and become much more. Raphael is a regular member of the national team and also won the 2018 World Cup with them which is already a big success for him. He also helped the Los Blancos to win the Champions League title 13th time.

Varane has contracted with the Spanish club until 2022, and his release clause is nearly £80m. He joined Real Madrid from Lens in 2011 with a £10m deal. French footballer is one of the best defenders in the world and unchanged player for the club.

In this season, he already played 35 matches and scored two goals in all competition. It is an excellent result, and he can do much more during this season. Liverpool also linked with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.