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Raphael Varane

Raphaël Varane (born 25 April 1993) is a French footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid in La Liga.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Raphael Varane are the first three names on Maurinho's list to bring in to United!.
No Raphael Varane for France, do they even want to win the Euro
Varane out of the Champions League final and Euro 2016, poor kid. Will have plenty of other big moments though
BBC Sport - Euro 2016: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane out of France squad
France defender Raphaël Varane has been ruled out of with a thigh injury. Adil Rami takes his place.
Raphael Varane will miss the Champions League final and Euro 2016. . Huge loss for Madrid and France.
Raphael Varane ruled out of Euro and Champions League final
Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane is a major doubt for the Champions League final
Sports World: Real 's Varane out of Champs League final: MADRID • Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will mi...
Jose Mourinho wants to bring Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane to United when he takes over at Old Trafford. [onda ce…
Happy Birthday . Fact "you might not know": Raphael Varane is faster than Lionel Messi. https:/…
For a Bayern side, who's better for them? A peak John Terry or a current Raphael Varane?
Chelsea looking to sign Raphael varane.
Raphael Varane: "We played a tough side and are happy with the result."
Raphael Varane: "I always want to play clean - I don't play to hurt people. I respect the referees."
Real Madrid defender confident ahead of Roma game: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane believes his team are m...
Zinedine Zidane has no intention of selling Raphael Varane via
Real Madrid CF issue hands off warning for Raphael Varane.
Studs and Duds: Suarez shines with three goals, two assists; referees flop.
Zinedine Zidane has brought toughness to the Real Madrid squad
Real Madrid issue hands off warning for Varane.
"Varane says high scoring rate is down to manager's training methods" via
Zidane issues hands off warning for Varane: Defender is the future of Real Madrid CF.
Varane: Real have 'added a physical component' since Zidane took over via
Raphael Varane: "La Decima was pure happiness. It is difficult to describe. It's an exceptional emotion."
Jose Mourinho will want Raphael Varane at but he is the 'future' of Real Madrid, warns Zinedine Zidane (Mail)
Chelsea make Raphael Varane transfer from Real Madrid their families and friends over the years.
I'm telling you, Real Madrid only have ONE defender of any technical and defensive competence. Raphael Varane!
A bit of credit to Jose Mourinho. He may have given France an incredible pair of centre-backs. Raphael Varane and...
I liked a video Raphael Varane Insane Speed - HD
The Kurt Zouma signing was a sign of the end the same way the Raphael Varane signing was when Mou was the gaffer at Madrid 😕
France 's future is settled with a Kurt Zouma / Raphael Varane partnership that could last for 10/12 years.
Kaim Benzema and Raphael Varane sign autograph for fans in Valencia
Raphael Varane could be on his way out of but what pickups should your team be looking for?
Karim Benzema & Raphael Varane signed autographs for fans at the team hotel.
Raphaël Varane's already one of best defenders around. He's still just 22.
Karim Benzema & Raphael Varane during training today.
Sergio Ramos & Raphael Varane are back in the team. Dani Carvajal & Alvaro Arbeloa remain out with Cheryshev who can't find a place either.
Rafa Benitez: Raphael Varane? "Everyone, beforehand and now, was aware of Varane's potential. He deserves praise"
Manchester United transfer news: Contact made with Lionel Messi ...
Pretty sure Raphael Varane is my soul mate... He just doesn't know it - or me - yet.
Just used my Pass Master on Raphael Varane on for vs
Hernán gets one back for Las Palmas by heading a corner after a confusion between Nacho and Raphaël Varane. 2-1.
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Man United transfer news: World star talks, release clause revealed, top international targeted via
has worried Raphael Varane by selling star player Angel Di Maria.
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will be pleased that Raphael Varane has won the Premier Division Player of the Month award.
Raphael Varane is the future of Madrid 👍👍
Louis Van Gaal left anxious as PSG plot stunning £40m deal for Man ...
Picture of Raphael Varane's back pocket after the game
Rumour: want to sign Raphael Varane and made their interest known during discussions over the transfer of de Gea. So…
Players who got married today: Pedro, Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny, Ivan Rakitic, Fernando Llorente, Simon Mignolet…
will also aim to sign a long-term successor for John Terry with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane their top target. [Ma…
Real Madrid rebuff Chelsea bid for Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale Real Madrid reb…
Raphael Varane is the first objective of Chelsea. • Sergio Ramos Garcia •
Raphael Varane happy at Real Madrid despite Manchester United and Chelsea interest
Raphael Varane transfer hopes rise as Real Madrid prepare to announce new Pepe deal. [Mirror]
Sources in Madrid expect Jose Mourinho to step up his interest in signing Raphael Varane in the coming weeks. [Mirror]
Neymar, Luiz Gustavo and Raphael Varane scored as Brazil beat France 3-1
Chelsea boss wants Raphael Varane to replace Gary Cahill
Chelsea to sign Raphael Varane as Gary Cahill replacement.
“French and Real Madrid talent, Raphael Varane. 21 Years old and probably the best young defender.
Sport News Chelsea ready to make fresh move for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane after Champions League ...
13/25 for Schalke as Huntelaar nearly capitalized on a short passback by Raphael Varane and then struck the crossbar with a spectacular
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has put Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane, 21, at the top of his summer transfer targets.
MAIL Chelsea are considering a renewed bid to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid this summer. The French…
Mourinho has made Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane his No.1 summer target in the wake of Chelsea's Champions League f…
Manchester United will make Real Madrid a £30m offer for defensive starlet Raphaël Varane. (Source: Metro)
Chelsea line up move for Raphael Varane after Jose Mourinho fumes at slack ... -
Chelsea have made Raphael Varane their no1 target in the summer and are ready to launch a £30m bid. [Mirror] http:…
Jose Mourinho sees Raphael Varane and Kurt Zouma as his ideal central defensive pairing of the future. [Telegraph]
Chelsea target Raphael Varane, Jose Mourinho to be offered new deal, Van Gaal to be replaced by Ancelotti, plus more.
Mourinho says he believes Kurt Zouma and Raphael Varane are the best two young defenders in the world.
Raphael Varane has a record including 40 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats | He has only scored 1 La Liga goal that was against Rayo Vallecano
Raphaël Varane only has £25m release clause on his current contract at Madrid? If that's true, then wow...
Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane seized his opportunity to show what he can do as a starter in his side’s 0-3 win over Getafe on Saturday afternoon and discussed how difficult it is to maintain his form when he isn’t playing consistently. In his post-match interview via the club’s website, Varane spoke about the win […]
Raphaël Varane on reports linking him to . "I am 100% comitted to Madrid. I'm happy here."
I listed Raphael varane for 1mil coins it's been 2 hours haven't got them ??
[News] Raphael Varane reportedly insists that his fitness is not the reason why he has not been in recently.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says that his fitness is not a problem via
We're lacking a defence w/ leadership. We need Hummels and a young defender like Raphaël Varane that van make us strong.
Raphael Varane: "I am 100 percent with this team [Real Madrid]. I am happy here and I have a contract until 2020."
Raphael Varane: "Karim Benzema made a great play for Real Madrid."
Raphael Varane: "Sergio Ramos & Pepe play more, but when I play, I do my best for the team."
Raphael Varane: "It was an important win to continue as La Liga leaders."
Chelsea are willing to spend £277m in the summer by bringing. In: Lionel Messi and Raphael Varane. Out: Ramires http…
Raphael varane“I have had one year without my. knee hurting and I am capable of. playing every three days without. discomfort.”
If I'm Man United, I use De Gea to leverage getting Raphael Varane. Getting Gareth Bale is still not addressing their problems
Varane vying for supremacy. defender wants regular place and plays down exit talk:
neither, Raphael Varane is better, more experienced and cheaper than both!
has delighted the fans of Ebbsfleet United with the signing of Raphael Varane.
Raphael Varane has admitted that he is happy at Madrid & will not leave anytime soon.
Raphael Varane: "I am 100% with Real Madrid. I have contract here and I'm happy."
Raphael Varane: "My knee hasn't hurt in over a year. I can play every 3 days if need be."
DAKIZO NA UHAMISHO; Reus agrees Real Madrid deal Marco Reus has reportedly agreed a summer move to Real Madrid. The Borussia Dortmund star has a €25 million release clause that activates in July and the World Cup winner will sign a five-year deal with the European champions. Man Utd open talks over Marquinhos Manchester United are in discussions with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos. The Ligue 1 champions bought the 20-year-old for £30m from Roma in 2013. Chelsea track Icardi Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are keeping tabs on Inter striker Mauro Icardi. Adebayor to see out Spurs contract Tottenham want to cut short Emmanuel Adebayor's time in north London but the Togolese striker, believed to be on £100,000 per week wants to see out his contract. There is interest from Italy and Turkey. Mourinho wants Jese & Varane Jose Mourinho wants to raid former club Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane and forward Jese Rodriguez. The double deal will cost Chelsea €45 million. ...
Manchester United target Raphael Varane wants to quit Real Madrid to make a move to the Premier League. (Daily Star)
Both Manchester United and Chelsea are willing to sign Raphael Varane. They are told that the deal isn't impossible. [ Via ]
Chelsea to sign Messi from FC Barcelona, Raphael Varane from Real Madrid and Souici from St.Etienne... Interesting additions :)
Can Arsenal pip Chelsea and Manchester United to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane?
If we R gonna really bid for Mat Hummels or Raphael Varane can we do it now please
TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea and Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £20m if they want to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21. (Daily Express) Liverpool are set to pay Lille £3m to bring striker Divock Origi back to Anfield this month. The 19-year-old Belgium international is currently on a season-long loan at the French club from Brendan Rodgers's side. (Liverpool Echo) The back page of Monday's Sun newspaper Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, although the German side want £25m for the 21-year-old. (Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 34, has turned down an offer worth £18m to play in Qatar when he leaves the Reds at the end of the season. (Sun - subscription required) Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 26, is set to disappoint Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United by signing a new deal with the Spanish side. (Daily Star) Tottenham are prepared to sell goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, for £25m. (Sun - subscrip ...
Marca | Alvaro Arbeloa, Sami Khedira, & Raphael Varane are the only current Real Madrid players who still stay in touch wi…
The reigning European champions sealed maximum points from their group stage campaign after running out comfortable winners on Tuesday night Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale struck in the first half to help give Real Madrid a 4-0 win over Ludogorets and make it six wins out of six in Champions League Group B. The defending European champions were guaranteed top spot but recorded maximum points for the second time in their history after further goals from Alvaro Arbeloa and Alvaro Medran sealed victory. Ludogorets saw Marcelinho sent off midway through the first half and missed out on the Europa League as they struggled to contain the quality of the Spanish giants. Amid early pressure from Real, Ludogorets' slim hopes of taking anything from the Santiago Bernabeu diminished with the loss of a man and a goal in quick succession. Marcelinho – on target in the reverse fixture - handled Raphael Varane's goalbound header to earn a straight red card before Ronaldo converted the penalty to move past club legen ...
John Guidetti: I’ve faced a few good ones – Raphael Varane @ Real Madrid. Vincent Kompany is one of the best in the world. David Silva also.
Arsenal competing with Man United and Chelsea to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. [Star]
Raphael Varane, Fabio Coentrao, and Alvaro Arbeloa back to the starting XI as well
Keylor Navas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao will all START this evening against Basel. [Marca]
Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot won his third international cap for Republic of Ireland, as they beat United States 4-1 in a friendly on Tuesday night. The stopper was a second-half substitute at the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin, replacing former Magpies hero Shay Given, and saw out the closing stages quite comfortably. Hull's Robbie Brady found the back of the net twice for the Boys in Green, while Anthony Pilkington and James McClean were also on target for Martin O'Neill's side. Mikkel Diskerud scored America's consolation. Elsewhere, Moussa Sissoko was also a replacement as France triumphed 1-0 over Sweden at Marseille's Stade Velodrome. The midfield powerhouse was introduced on 61 minutes in place of Dimitri Payet with the game goalless, and helped Les Bleus eventually seal a late win, with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane heading the winner with six minutes remaining.
is Raphael Varane,Aymeric Laporte, & Nathaniel Clyne to sign for and for Chris Smalling to be sold!
Reports: Man United join Chelsea in race for Raphael Varane. -CK
Raphael Varane converted two corners as a
has delighted the fans of Arsenal with the signing of Raphael Varane.
Paddy McNair to follow in Raphael Varane's steps
Raphael Varane has more goals than Luis Suarez in the Camp Nou.
Raphael Varane is one of the best defenders in the world, he is only 21 years old. What a tackle!
in the last one on loan for Wrexham shot me up the league. For Everton, Raphael Varane at cb.
70% of the World is covered by water. The rest is covered by Raphael Varane.
Karim Benzema & Raphael Varane have been called up by France for their matches over International Break against Albania & Sweden
Carlo Ancelotti: "Raphael Varane did well, I liked his play a lot."
This time last year I play with Raphael Varane. Now I play with Chris Smalling. Angel cry now
TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea have stolen a march on Arsenal for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, because the Spanish giants are interested in Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32. (Express) Andy Carroll was a £15m buy from Liverpool during the summer after spending last season on loan with West Ham Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, 25, is not interested in returning to his former club from West Ham. (Newcastle Chronicle) Arsenal will bid £8m for Celtic's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, in January. (Star) Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore, 24, has shrugged off suggestions he could move to Burnley in the January transfer window. (Sunderland Echo) Aston Villa will have to double 29-year-old defender Ron Vlaar's wages to stop him moving to Manchester United in January. (Star) Mezut Ozil, 25, has denied he wants to leave Arsenal and join Bayern Munich. (Metro) OTHER GOSSIP Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane, 21, has revealed he rejected a move to Manchester United in 2011 because they had just signe ...
"Raphael Varane rejected a move to Man United...due to Phil Jones Ffs great
Raphael Varane has revealed he would have joined Man Utd if Phil Jones wasn't signed. Never mind, we have our very own next gen star now.
Sergio Ramos (5) and Raphael Varane (3) effectively cleared all the balls they attempted to clear
Varane Commits Future To Real Madrid: France center back, Raphael Varane has signed a new deal with Real Madri...
France manager, Didier Deschamps was pleased with the progress his side has shown in their 1-0 friendly win over Spain on Thursday evening at the Parc des Princes and feels the win should give Les Bleus a much needed boost of confidence. In his post-match press conference, Deschamps admitted that France had the upper hand as Spain were still testing out new players to replace those that have retired or were injured. “Everyone who started was at the World Cup and they know each other, while Spain had some new faces. You can’t change everything overnight. It is never easy when you take out the likes of Alonso, Xavi, Pique and Iniesta. They played together with their eyes closed. Del Bosque is a great coach but he’s not a magician.” Deschamps then praised his own defenders, which included new Barcelona defender, Jeremy Mathieu and Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane. “We are a long wa ...
Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has advised his former club to sign Angel Di Maria, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane and Xabi Alonso.
Paul Scholes believes five top-class signings are needed to halt the "desperate" situation at Manchester United: Angel Di Maria, Sami Khedira, Mats Hummels, Xabi Alonso and Raphael Varane...
Scholes' solution is to buy a big chunk of Real Madrid - Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane, Angel Di Maria. Oh & Mats Hummels."
According to legend Paul Schole, United needs Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria, Raphael Varane and Mats Hummels before they go the same way as their Merseyside rivals did in 90s
FOOTBALL Chelsea ready £30m bid for Man Utd target Mehdi Benatia CHELSEA are ready to make a £30million bid for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. With less than a week to go before Chelsea’s opening Premier League game, away to Burnley on Monday night, Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his defence with a move for the Moroccan centre-back. Benatia, 27, is also being chased by Manchester United but Chelsea are in the driving seat, with inquiries already having been made. They have switched their attention to Benatia because Real Madrid have indicated so far that French defender Raphael Varane is not for sale and with another target, Atletico Madrid star Joao Miranda, opting to stay in Spain. Mourinho has still not replaced Brazilian David Luiz, sold to Paris Saint Germain this summer for £50m and he believes that, even though he has Branislav Ivanovic and French youngster Kurt Zouma who could both fill in at centre-back if John Terry or Gary Cahill are injured, he still needs extra cover. If they push throu ...
LATEST NEWS UPDATES West Ham United have tabled a formal bid for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. (Source: Sky Sports) Chelsea are trying to tempt Real Madrid into selling Raphael Varane by offering goalkeeper Petr Cech in exchange. (Star) Chelsea are set to hijack Manchester United's move for Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado with a €36m bid. (Express) PSG have admitted that they are willing to sell Edinson Cavani this summer, alerting both Liverpool and Manchester United. (Le Parisien) Louis Van Gaal has dropped a major hint that Manchester United could sign Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria this summer. (Sky Sports) Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is set to join Juventus on a permanent deal within the next week. (Express) Tottenham are staging a £12 million move for out-of-favour Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger.
Central defender Raphael Varane has been unhappy with his playing time and wages at Real Madrid, and a move to Chelsea could be in his future. Reuters As manager Jose Mourinho said earlier this week, possessing two of the best goalkeepers in the world in Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois is a good problem for Chelsea to have heading into the new Premier League term. The Great One meant it more from a competition standpoint, with the Czech and 10-year Stamford Bridge netminder and budding Belgian 22-year-old pushing each other to greater heights. But now Mourinho’s phrasing has taken on new meaning, with the Blues leveraging the position battle into a possible deal for a young, top-flight defender. Mourinho has been enamored with Real Madrid central defender Raphael Varane well before he brought the French international to the Bernabeu in 2011, and now he could facilitate a move to London with Los Blancos keen on acquiring the 32-year-old Cech for their coming La Liga and Champions League runs, The Express ...
Chelsea are preparing to use goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, as bait as they look to sign Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, 21.
Chelsea could use Petr Cech as makeweight in Raphael Varane ...
[Football working to sign Petr Cech but Chelsea might ask back for the Spanish club's Raphael Varane, reports say.
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CHELSEA TRANSFER RUMOUR Real Madrid show their intrest to another Chelsea player, this time its Chelsea legend Petr Cech. They are ready to swap Raphael Varane for Petr Cech who is currently fighting for the number one jersey for the Blues! Do we want this to happen?
Varane is a CB and the best young defender in the world. Better than our prospects by a long way.
Picking up Raphael Varane for Cech and come cash would be an insanely good piece of business. I really hope that isn't just a rumor.
Could Chelsea use Real Madrid's interest in Petr Cech to make a move for Raphael Varane?
Chelsea are considering offering keeper Petr Cech to. Real Madrid as bait for defender Raphael Varane
Chelsea Transfer News: Raphael Varane for Petr Cech Swap Deal Rumours Emerge: Both want regular first-tea...
Madrid would literally be insane to give up Raphael Varane for Petr Cech. Absolute madness.
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Real Madrid's interest in taking Chelsea's Petr Cech to the Bernabeu could reportedly see centre-back Raphael Varane go…
Chelsea will try and use Real Madrid's interest in Petr Cech as leverage in discussions over Raphael Varane. [Daily Expr…
could use Real Madrid's interest in Cech as a way to bring Raphael Varane to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.…
Training | Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema, & James Rodriguez all back in action.
James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema, & Raphael Varane are back in Madrid training!
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Real Madrid wonderkid Raphael Varane is demanding a new contract or else he could be forced to leave with Chelsea currently monitoring his situation, Daily Mail reports. Jose Mourinho is believed to be eyeing the French centre-back who he has already worked with during his time with the Spanish giants. He will be looking to add another defender to his ranks after the £50million departure of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain just before the start of the World Cup. Varane is currently receiving £25,000-a-week wages and could be looking to triple that amount in order to match those of his Madrid team mates. The 21-year-old’s representatives will meet up with the club board in the near future in order to secure a new deal for the player who is regarded as one of the best young centre-backs in Europe. Should the La Liga giants fail to meet his demands, the defender could very well be on his way to reunite with Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. An official bid will not be happening soon but should the Blues make ...
Chelsea are monitoring Raphael Varane's situation at Real Madrid. The £25m-rated Frenchman only earns £25,000-a-week and if talks over a new deal are unproductive he would consider a move to Stamford Bridge where he can expect to treble his salary.
Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football – La Liga news 24/7, plus Segunda, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Europa League & the Spain national team Iñigo Martínez – Real Madrid’s ‘Plan B’? Posted by Ameen Rabbani Real Madrid have sounded out Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez as the first option to replace Raphael Varane, should the Frenchman leave the club in this summer. It has been reported that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing the 21-year-old and should a deal go ahead, then Real will turn their attention to Martinez, who was told of Los Blancos’ interest last December, according to Marca. The Spanish paper say Real see him as an ideal replacement and the player himself is willing to make the move to the Bernabeu but a stumbling block in a deal could be negotiating with the Basques who will hold out for the €30 million release clause. Bayern Munich and Barcelona have also been linked with the 23-year-old but Real Madrid would be favourites and have as ...
Jose Mourinho is looking to sign another centre-back and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is his first choice. (Express)
German and Argentinian players have dominated FIFA’s best player shortlist. The football governing body shortlisted ten players for the best player at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with the Germans bagging four nominations, while Argentina took three. Full list below: Lionel Messi – Argentina Angel Di Maria – Argentina Javier Mascherano – Argentina Mat Hummels – Germany Toni Kroos – Germany Philipp Lahm – Germany Thomas Muller – Germany Neymar Jr – Brazil Arjen Robben – Netherlands James Rodriguez – Colombia Candidates for the best young player are Memphis Depay of the Netherlands, and French players Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane. The winners will be announced on Sunday, July 13, 2014 after the final clash between Argentina and Germany.
'' Mats Hummels rises above Raphael Varane to head in the opener. 1-0 "
HUMMELS HEADS GERMANY PAST FRANCE AND INTO SEMIS Mats Hummels headed Germany past France at the Maracana and into a FIFA World Cup™ semi-final at the Mineirao. The 25-year-old centre-back scored the only goal in the 13th minute, and Joachim Low’s side will now head to Belo Horizonte to face the Brazil-Colombia winners. France were first to threaten in Rio de Janeiro, with Karim Benzema’s first-time volley from Mathieu Valbuena’s clever cut-back going narrowly wide. Germany were the first to break through. Toni Kroos delivered a curling free-kick into the box, and Hummels outmuscled Raphael Varane and headed home via the underside of the crossbar. Germany bossed possession thereafter, but they had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping them ahead after 33 minutes. Antoine Griezmann produced a superb, volleyed pass to free Valbuena, in space inside the area. The diminutive midfielder took a touch and shot across goal, only for Manuel Neuer to fling himself south-west and make an excellent save. Franc ...
France 0 Germany 1 4 July 2014 By David Ornstein BBC Sport at the Maracana Germany became the first nation to reach four consecutive World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels' early header proved enough to see them past France at the Maracana. The three-time champions needed extra time to beat Algeria in the last 16 and suffered a bout of illness in midweek, but they were comfortable victors over a disappointing France in Rio de Janeiro. Hummels got the better of Raphael Varane to score what proved to be the winning goal and Germany can now prepare for a meeting with Brazil or Colombia in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Analysis Chris Waddle BBC Radio 5 live "France fell short. They looked entertaining in the group stage but were beaten by a better team, with more experience at this level, who knew how to see out the game. "Germany dominated the midfield and dictated the pace of the game, while France were well off their own pace." Although Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gave another faultless performance, Joachi ...
Dhurrr! I really wanted to see France through.Germany have had much success.Feeling bad for 'Karim Benzema' and 'Raphael Varane'.
Paul Pogba's footwork is awesome!! Oh!! One of the most talented youngstar!! Raphael Varane is also a beast!! The way he tackles the opponent players is just brilliant!! I have lotzz of expectations from these young stars!!
France coach Didier Deschamps used his side’s final group stage game against Ecuador to rest a number of regular starters, yet he’s not fully without injury worries ahead of today’s second round encounter with Nigeria. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho escaped punishment for his elbow against the South Americans, yet seems likely to miss out on the game versus Nigeria after all due to injury. The former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back is struggling with a hamstring problem and Deschamps is unlikely to take any risks. With Laurent Koscielny recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, Eliaquim Mangala could get the nod at centre-back alongside Raphael Varane. Furthermore, Paul Pogba and Moussa Sissoko will both be hopeful of starting in midfield, with the Juventus star currently sitting in pole position to feature from the first whistle. Meanwhile, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has some injury problems of his own after the narrow 3-2 loss to Argentina in his side’s final group fixture. Midfielder Michae ...
Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United should. move for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane as his. successor .
Real Madrid players are doing good too Benzema, Khedira, Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Angel Di Maria and more.
Ander Herrera is soo good. All we need now is Luke Shaw, Arturo Vidal, Memphis Depay, Raphael Varane & to move Andreas Pereira up.
Chelsea are considering a double swoop for Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Raphael Varane with Ramires going the other way…
French youngsters continue to impress - "Hyundai Young Player Award candidates Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba both stood out for France in their 5-2 hammering of Switzerland."
TOP TRANSFER NEWS: 1) Chelsea target Modric & Varane Chelsea are plotting a double swoop for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Raphael Varane. Source: Daily Star 2) Man Utd want Schweinsteiger & Robben New Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is keen to bring both Bastian Schweinsteiger and countryman Arjen Robben to Old Trafford this summer, with the Dutch coach prefering the German to Bayern team-mate Toni Kroos. Source: Daily Mail 3) Liverpool to improve offer for Alexis Sanchez Liverpool are willing to improve their offer for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez to €34 million. Source: Spor 4) Arsenal line up £25m Balotelli bid Arsene Wenger has increased his interest in Mario Balotelli as Arsenal prepare a £25 million bid for the AC Milan striker. Source: Daily Mirror 5) Higuain close to Barcelona switch Napoli and Barcelona are nearing an agreement on the summer transfer of Gonzalo Higuain, the ex-Real Madrid striker. Source: Marca 6) Juve reject Pogba swap Juventus have rejected Barcelona’s propo ...
World Cup - my options still too wide I share a birthday with Robin van Persie - he plays for NETHERLANDS.. Laurent Koscielny,Olivier Giroud, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema play for FRANCE... Cristiano Ronaldo. Pepe and Fabio Coentrao play for PORTUGAL.. Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker, Sami Khedira, Roman Weidenfeller, Erik Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus play for GERMANY.. Thomas Vermaelen plays for BELGIUM... Santi Cazorla, Xabi Aloso, Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas play for SPAIN.. Park Chu-young plays for SOUTH KOREA.. Angel Di Maria plays for ARGENTINA.. Marcelo plays for BRAZIL.. Joel Campbell plays for COSTA RICA.. Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain play for ENGLAND (so sad Theo Walcott is not there).. Didier Drogba (my indirect boss) plays for COTE D'IVOIRE...
Chelsea are eyeing a triple swoop on Real Madrid for Sami Khedira, Isco and Raphael Varane but will refuse to use midfielder Ramires as part of any deals
Jose Mourinho will reject any opening offer from Real Madrid for Ramires but the European champions are determined to sign the Brazilian. Chelsea have interest in various Real Madrid players and they may be offered as makeweights in a bid to tempt Mourinho who remains a firm fan of the 27-year-old midfielder. Carlo Ancelotti has been keen to take Ramires to the Bernabeu since arriving at Madrid and made enquiries back in November. The Real boss has held talks with president Florentino Perez and they will press ahead with bids for the Chelsea man and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Mourinho is bringing in Tiago from Atletico Madrid and remains in talks over Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. He has lost Frank Lampard and may listen to bids for John Obi Mikel but wants Ramires to stay. Mourinho likes Raphael Varane, Sami Khedira and Isco at Madrid but any deal will take some hard bargaining. Meanwhile, Juventus are the latest club to express an interest in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. The centre forward, who ma ...
Real Madrid star not thinking about summer switch to Chelsea: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is thinking ...
Neymar leads the list of five young players to watch at World Cup. They are Neymar, Raphael Varane, Raheem Sterling, Mario Gotze & Courtois
Transfer News & Stories Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could return for Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom after the 31-year- old's loan spell was disrupted by a back injury. Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is wanted by Monaco, with Italian trio AC Milan, Juventus and Roma also keen. New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been told by chairman Daniel Levy to qualify for the Champions League. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says proving former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the doubters wrong has made him stronger. Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner is wanted by Leicester City, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Hull City after being ditched by Arsenal. Queens Park Rangers will revive their interest in West Brom defender Jonas Olsson. Chelsea want Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 21, to replace PSG-bound David Luiz. Manchester United are interested in 19-year-old PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is also being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. Queens Park ...
Raphael Varane is Jose Mourinho's number one target to replace David Luiz (Mirror)
Jose Mourinho is planning on making a move for Real Madrid's defender Raphael Varane (21)
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to make a move to sign Real Madrid's 21-year-old defender Raphael Varane. (Daily Mir…
CHELSEA CHASE PSG STRIKER EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI Chelsea have made an enquiry for Paris St Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi. The French club have signed David Luiz&are keen on taking Eden Hazard,Oscar&Petr Cech from Chelsea’s squad too. Yet in the throes of negotiations Chelsea are understood to have asked about a price for Argentine Lavezzi who is keen to play in a more competitive league. Chelsea are looking for striking options after Samuel Eto'o was placed on the free transfer list,&are thought to be interested in Lavezzi to come in alongside Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho also likes Man City target Eliaquim Mangala of Porto after being rebuffed in enquiries for Raphael Varane at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema & Raphael Varane join French national team at Clairefontaine on Wednesday. Les Bleus vs. Norway on Tuesday.
Three quickfire goals in extra time gave Real Madrid a 4-1 win over city rivals Atletico in Lisbon Saturday to win the European Champions League for the 10th time. Diego Godin put Atletico ahead in the 36th minute and it took an injury time equalizer from Sergio Ramos to rescue Real and force the extra half hour. Atletico held out until the second half of the added time until Gareth Bale headed Real ahead after superb work by Angel Di Maria. Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo, with a penalty, rubbed salt into the wound for Atletico, who had been bidding for a La Liga/Champions League double. Coach Diego Simeone, unhappy at the added minutes in regulation play, summed up their frustration as he ran on to the pitch to confront referee Raphael Varane and had to be restrained by stewards. It was a sorry end to a magnificent season for Los Rojiblancos, but ultimately the quality of Real, epitomized by the world's most expensive player Bale, which prevailed. It was the Welshman's 22nd goal of the season and sixth in ...
Congratulations to Real Madrid. I don't even know where to start because am so overwhelmed though am not a Real Madrid fan but a team can't put in so much effort like this and you will refuse to suppport them. Let me start with Carlo Ancelloti, he got the tactics and starting line-up wrong but in the end he has carried the day. Sami Khedira and Fábio Coentrão were not in the game. Carlo Ancelotti could have got the sack, that's the way Real and a lot of clubs work. I'm pleased for him, he's a good manager, never blows his own trumpet, he respects people, the players like him and he's done well. He has now won three Champions League titles, a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia, a Premier League, an FA Cup, a French League, a Copa del Rey and a Club World Cup. That's incredible. Back to Simeone, he has been a frustrated soul ever since Real Madrid got their equaliser, he's lost it. Absolutely lost it. Diego Simeone ran on to the pitch to confront Raphael Varane as Real Madrid celebrate that fourth goal and the ...
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane (ahead of Pepe) start for Real Madrid. Diego Costa starts for Atletico Madrid. Canny wait!
Chelsea to replace Luiz with Raphael Varane - why it is the wrong choice. Chelsea are being linked with the Real Madrid centre-half, but wouldn’t signing a central midfielder make more sense? Although Varane is an excellent centre-half with all the attributes to be a real star in the Blues side, Mourinho should think twice before splurging on the young Frenchman. With Kurt Zouma Stamford Bridge bound and the presence of John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and Tomas Kalas in his squad, the Portuguese could well be overloaded at centre-half if Varane was to arrive. On the other hand, Chelsea are looking decidedly light in central midfield with the versatile Luiz and veteran Frank Lampard leaving the club. Wouldn’t the money be better spent on a top-class, international central midfielder to partner Nemanja Matic? Someone of the calibre of Toni Kroos, Paul Pogba or Koke would be a much more practical addition than Varane, and would make Chelsea’s squad much more rounded.
France squad (Getty Images) France coach Didier Deschamps has surprisingly left Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri out of his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014 held in Brazil. Samir Nasri who has won 41 caps for France joins club teammate Gael Clichy and Monaco captain Eric Abidal in the omission list. The former Barcelona defender Abidal has capped 67 times but will be watching the World Cup from home this time. The left-back position will be filled by Patrice Evra or PSG’s Lucas Digne. There are eight players aged under 25 in the squad, including Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann and 21-year-old duo Raphael Varane of Real Madrid and Paul Pogba of Juventus. Bastia’s 34-year-old goalkeeper Mickael Landreau, who will retire from football after the finals, is the senior figure in the squad, while Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne, 20, was preferred to Gael Clichy of Manchester City. Newcastle United forward Loic Remy, who played under Deschamps at Marseille, was selected rather t ...
World Cup UPDATE: 29 days to Brazil NASRI AND CLICHY OUT OF FRANCE'S PROVISIONAL World Cup SQUAD The midfielder has, as expected, been omitted by Didier Deschamps, with Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Patrice Evra all included Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been left out of France's provisional World Cup squad. Nasri was widely expected to be omitted by coach Didier Deschamps, who has handed somewhat surprising places to Raphael Varane - who has been struggling for game time at Real Madrid this season - as well as young full-back Lucas Digne ahead of Gael Clichy. Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba and Yohan Cabaye are all included. Squad in full Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickeal Landreau (Bastia) Defenders: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid ), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool ), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal ), Lucas Digne (Paris), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Patrice Evra (Manchester United) Midfield ...
Within a day of Sir Alex Ferguson being spotted sitting next to Juventus boss Antonio Conte at the Europa League final, rumours linking Manchester United to Arturo Vidal have really gathered pace. Italy’s Sports Mediaset suggested Fergie had discussed a €32m offer for Vidal and now two more names have been thrown into the hat in Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are also keen on Vidal this summer. The reports have been picked up in Spain by Sport and from United’s perspective, competing against Madrid for a player is not one of our favourite past-times in recent memory. Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane all chose Madrid over Manchester and with the potential of being European champions next year, Madrid would be an enticing prospect for any of the world’s best players. As for Barcelona, they have a chance to salvage something from a poor season when they take on Atletico Madrid this weekend as a win will see them lift the La Liga title and now that their transfer embargo has b ...
Stamford Bridge boss wants to reunite with former Bernabeu charge. Check in to France vs Honduras Chelsea are thought to have set their sights on Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane who could well...
FIERCE COMPETITION IN SPANISH La Liga: (Premiership must take note) La Liga has gone leaps and bounds after what some considered a debacle last year. Two Spanish finalist in the Champions League alone speaks volumes. But the way the title is going to the wire with all three leaders and contenders Atletico Madrid, Barcelona (I do not know if dem own be Real or Athletico Barcelona) and Real Madrid all failed to win their matches today. Real got the short end of the stick by getting beaten by Celta Vigo 2-0. Celta who? I have never heard of them before (I no know book oooh). Well may be they have conceded the title and now want to conserve energy for the Champions League finals against Athletico. However, this might not be so since Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria, Pepe, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema are reported injured and Gareth Bale is supposed to be sick! Advantage Atletico? But Athletico only fared slightly better because they could only manage to force Malaga to a 1-1 draw which was sufficient to ...
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Jose Mourinho has asked Chelsea to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid
More Chelsea gossip, as Mourinho is plotting to raid his former club Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane (Marca).
Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, has cast his beady eye on Real Madrid centre- back Raphael Varane, and has asked the club's directors to do whatever to sign the youngster
I've just received this sticker Raphaël Varane!
Next top Defender for Real Madrid wait till he get back his form, Raphael! 
Raphael Varane has made just 12 appearances in La Liga for Real Madrid this season.
Raphael Varane is my age and starting for Real Madrid tonight.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, but do they really need him given the other defenders on their books?
Do you agree that Chelsea do not need Varane, or would you like to see him at the club?
UK Premier League Paper Round: Robben tops United list Louis Van Gaal will make Arjen Robben his first signing at Manchester United; Cesc Fabregas could join for £45m; Rio Ferdinand is linked with Arsenal; and Wayne Rooney could be off to PSG. All the stories from the morning's papers. Robben to be Van Gaal’s number one target. According to the Sun on Sunday, Louis Van Gaal is preparing his new signings at Manchester United ahead of his official coronation and winger Arjen Robben, who currently plays under him for Netherlands, is top of the list. According to the paper, “Van Gaal plans to shake up the United attack with a £25 million move for the Dutch winger. Bayern Munich are tipped to off-load Robben in the wake of their disastrous Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid.” Although Robben only signed a contract to 2017 worth £125,000-per week, the paper says he could earn £200,000-per week at United. Paper Round’s view: Robben was close to becoming a United player in 20 ...
Stamford Bridge side chase Bernabeu centre-back. Jose Mourinho is readying a summer bid for his former Real Madrid charge Raphael Varane according to Spanish source Marca . The 20 year old emerged as one of the hottest prospects in European football when Mourinho was in charge at the Bernabeu but under Carlo Ancelotti the French international has barely featured and could therefore be open to a move to Stamford Bridge. Just now via internet
Varane not the same after that long injury
I heard Raphael varane smashed his dad when he was 2 💪
Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in centre back.
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea coach) has asked the directors of the London club to sign Raphaël Varane [Marca]
I've just received this sticker Raphaël Varane! :3
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Mourinho is eyeing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21, who he managed for two seasons at the Bernabeu.
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Mourinho wants Raphael Varane at Chelsea having called him “the best young defender” [AS]
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Real Madrid centre-back Raphaël Varane.
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Marca: Mourinho wants Raphael Varane to take place of terry this summer.
Marca have reported that Raphael Varane could join Chelsea this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to sign a new centre-back. It was under Jose Mourinho that French defender Raphael Varane first blossomed at Real Madrid, making his debut in 2011 following a move from French side Lens. 15 games in that campaign saw him instated to a more regular first team place in the following season, making 33 appearances under the guidance of Mourinho. However, this season has seen the French international make just 20 appearances so far, with the majority of those coming against weaker teams as new boss Carlo Ancelotti seems settled with Pepe and Sergio Ramos. And, it is now being reported that Varane could reunite with his former boss and close friend, Mourinho at Chelsea this summer.
As [Marca] reported this morning Jose Mourinho Wants Raphael Varane this summer, he has requested Chelsea Hierarchy to make a move for Varane. What has mourinho smoking recently ?
News from all sites around the world. Real Madrid to sign Eden Hazard in a swap that will include Raphael Varane. Chelsea close in on Paulinho. Dani Alves agrees personal terms with PSG. Real Madrid to buy Luis Suarez buy-out clause, which is £70m. Arsenal wants to sign another French man again, Loic Remy for £15m. Barca wants Mesut Oezil for €30m. Arsenal still wants Julien Draxler from Shalke 04. Liverpool to sign Cristian Tello, Farfan and Falcao, if Luis Suarez leaves for Real Madrid. Man U to announce Van Gaal appoint next month.
His side only have a 1-0 lead heading into Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich, but Real Madrid's Raphael Varane looked in relaxed mood on his way to Germany.
Raphael Varane has the skill ability to pass up Thiago Silva and he just turned 21
Daniel Carvajal, Asier Illarramendi, Isco, Alvaro Morata, Isco and Raphael Varane have all flattered to deceive this term, while the one revelation - Jese - is now sidelined Mar 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM COMMENT By Ben Hayward | Spanish Fotball Writer It's never easy being a young player at Real Madrid. This season, however, it looked as if coach Carlo Ancelotti would blend experience with youth in a two- tiered strategy aimed at both short-term success and long-term development. So far, however, it hasn't happened. Dani Carvajal, Asier Illarramendi and Isco were all brought in as summer signings and expected to make a big impact. All young and all Spanish, they were seen as men to lead a new Madrid brand alongside homegrown talents Alvaro Morata and Jese, plus last season's revelation Raphael Varane. But as the season reaches its climax with key dates in La Liga and the Champions League, plus the final of the Copa del Rey in the middle of next month, only one of those players has lived up to his potential: Jes ...
Amazing slide tackle by the young talent raphael varane...somenthing different. Like and revine if youre a...
Raphael Varane picked up his first yellow card yesterday in La Liga after three seasons playing for Real Madrid. -Yavi
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RELEASED: Chelseafc has made the spanish international Diego Costa as a major summer signing with the likes of Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane and inform Romelu Lukaku all set to join Mourinho and his Boys this summer transfer window. Imagine the type of team chelsea would be!! . SOURCE: Sky Sports
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Do you agree with Jose Mourinho that Real Madrid's Raphael Varane is the youngest best defender in the world? I think Kurt Zouma is the best!
Ancelotti is unlikely to make too many changes to the team that won so handsomely in midweek, but Alvaro Arbeloa and Raphael Varane may come in to replace Dani Carvajal and Pepe in defence. Jese Rodriguez is likely to be a substitute again, given Gareth Bale’s brace at the Veltins arena. Simeone is expected to leave out-of-form duo Diego Ribas and David Villa on the bench, with the more combative Raul Garcia starting in attack alongside Diego Costa. Koke, Arda Turan and Miranda, who were rested as Atletico lost 3-0 at Osasuna last weekend, will all come back into the starting XI
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MOURINHO'S FRENCH SPEAKING CONVINCED ZOUMA Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used his ability to speak French to seal the deal for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma. In an interview conducted by beIN SPORTS as reported by Le 10 Sport, Zouma revealed a phone call with Mourinho helped to persuade him to join the Stamford Bridge club ahead of other suitors. "Mourinho called me,he clearly told me he wanted me,&I jumped at the chance," said Zouma. "He called me at night,&he speaks French very well,I understood&responded but I had nothing prepared. "He told me to keep playing&we would keep up-to-date." Zouma agreed a 5/half yrs deal with Chelsea after St Etienne&the Blues agreed a fee. The France under-20 intn'l has remained with St Etienne&will report to Chelsea preseason training in the summer. Mourinho also sold Zouma on Chelsea by selling himself as a nurturer of talent. The Chelsea boss helped to develop Raphael Varane at Real Madrid&gave him his 1st big break. And Zouma admitted that example was a factor in his dec ...
Some team news for Copa Madrid Derby...Young French defender Raphael Varane would be in team after 3 to 4 months...and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will not play due to suspension...and Atletico Madrid will be missing David Villa due to injury,Diego Costa due to suspension and many key players... Noman
10 Manchester United centre-back targets Here MEN Sport takes a look at 10 central defenders that could fit the bill. 1. Mats Hummels - 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund ace who is an imposing and talented presence at the back. 2. Eliaquim Mangala, Porto - highly rated Frenchman almost joined City in January - everyone will be in for him in summer. 3. Joel Matip - up and coming Schalke player who could star for Cameroon at the World Cup. 4. Gerard Pique - former United man has been at Barca for six years - could he be tempted to return to Old Trafford? 5. Laurent Koscielny - Arsenal man has really found form this season. 5. Daniel Agger - unusual for a player to swap Liverpool for United but he has been linked with a move away from Anfield for a while. 7. Giorgio Chiellini - 29-year-old Juve rock would fit right into Vidic's hard man mould. 8. Pepe, Real Madrid - City have been closely linked with the Bernabeu hard man, but United could offer him an alternative. 9. Raphael Varane - would be tough to get him b ...
the Top 10 Under 21 players in the world. . . 10- Lucas Léo Moura. 9- Stephan El Shaarawy. 8- Raphael Varane. 7-
Carlo Ancelotti: "Raphael Varane has everything to be as good as Sergio Ramos or Silva. I wish him the best to show hi…
FOOTBALL 360 Jan 14th SPORTS MATHS Real Madrid: Pepe multiplied by Sergio Ramos added to Gareth Bale and subtract Luka Modric from the result,added to Iker Casillas and Raphael Varane= ?
2013's Big Events !! | Real Madrid | - February 2013 | Raphael Varane becomes the first defender to score in 2 consecutive Clasicos at the age of 19 - March 2013 | an inspired Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at the Camp Nou & 2-1 at the Bernabeu within 7 days - July 2013 | promising Spanish talent Isco Alarcon joins Real Madrid for €27m - September 2013 | dreams come true as Gareth Bale finally signs for Real Madrid - September 2013 | farewell, Mesut Ozil - September 2013 | Madrid celebrates as Cristiano Ronaldo renews with RM until 2018 - December 2013 | Cristiano Ronaldo proves he is the best by becoming the first to score 9 goals in the CL group stage - December 2013 | Jese shows his class as Real Madrid end the calendar year victorious For more Amazing Statistics join Lolz who am I kidding ? ツ
Manchester United are pondering a move for Porto left-back Alex Sandro, 22, as a long-term successor to Patrice Evra. Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 32, as the Spaniard continues to find himself marginalised at the Bernabeu. Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with Inter Milan for Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27. Paris St-Germain are considering an ambitious triple swoop for Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 22, Juventus' midfielder Paul Pogba, 20, and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 20. Manchester United and Liverpool could miss out on Porto midfielder Fernando, 26, as the Brazilian targets a move to Italy. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club have received no bids for Arsenal and Manchester United midfield target Angel Di Maria, 25, despite the player's agent admitting huge interest in his client. FC Basel manager Murat Yakin says he has been approached by Tottenham to succeed Andre Villas-Boas as the new first team coach. ...
All latest; AvB, im not a quitter. Despite being humbled by Liverpool FC, Daniel Levy & Franco Baldini held a crunch talks with him. Rumour in London now is that, a search for his successor is on the green & blue cards,. Elsewhere, Westbromwich Albion part ways with mg Steve Clarke following 4 successive losses both home & away. The worst of it was when they lost @ home to the struggling Norwich City. But remember, the club recorded its his highest finish under his guidance last season where they finished 8th. This season despite recording an impressive away win over Man Utd, the first since 1978 & a 2-2 away draw @ Chelsea, still didnt catch a glimpse of performance. The former Chelsea defender Steve Clarke is the 4th manager this season to face the sack."4th casualty". Furthermore, France & Juventus whizkid Paul Pogba honoured as golden boy for 2013, beating the likes of Raphael Varane, Marquinhos & highly sought after German Julian Draxler for the award. All these & more will be discussed on the silve ...
what paper say The Star - Sport . Carl Froch: I am ready to punish George Groves . New boss Gus Poyet threatens to walk out on Sunderland . Friday Transfer Zone: Arsenal want Benzema and Varane, as Ronaldo remains on Man Utd radar . Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini looking for quick exit for Argentina return . Man Utd boss David Moyes still hopeful of bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford . Prince William sends good luck message to England ahead of semi-final clash . Barcelona star Lionel Messi speaks out over proposed move for Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov . VIDEO: Jose Mourinho frustrated at Mike Riley's apology to West Brom . VIDEO: Jol: Ex-Man Utd assistant Meulensteen already lifting Fulham ahead of Swansea game . Arsenal 'will go for' Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane in January .
Round up of all games involving Liverpool players. Internationals Recap: France Fight Back France came out firing to reinvigorate their World Cup hopes, while England at least gave a better account of themselves against Germany in their one-sided rivalry than they had against Chile on Friday. FRANCE 3, UKRAINE 0 FRANCE SAKHO 22', BENZEMA 34', GUSEV 73' (OG) With Laurent Koscielny missing due to a red card, a start for Mamadou Sakho was always a solid bet, and the Liverpool man got it alongside Raphael Varane as France looked to overcome their two goal deficit and avoid an embarrassing failure to qualify for next summer's World Cup. Their qualification hopes on the line, France came out hard, pushing for an early opener. Ukraine managed to ride out the worst of the storm, but just when the visitors seemed to be edging back into the match a moment of lax defending allowed Mamadou Sakho to score his first ever international goal off a rebound following a free kick. Shortly afterwards, Karim Benzema should ha ...
Fifteen Real Madrid players is going to be fielded with their national teams within today or tomorrow. They are Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Morata. Let's pray for then so that they can perform well and brighten the face of Real Madrid throughout the world. -SuBhAm
has delighted the fans of Northampton Town with the signing of Raphael Varane.
L’Equipe's pick for the list of the 10 football stars of TOMORROW The complete list reads: Isco (Real Madrid), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea & Atletico Madrid), Julien Draxler (Schalke), Matija Nastasic (Man City), Marco Verratti (PSG) & Andre Schurrle (Chelsea). Do you think any other Real Madrid player deserved to be in the list along Varane and Isco? [I'm happy as there is no Barca players...!!]
News Update: Varane: Thuram is my role model - Raphael Varane speaks exclusively to about life at Real Madrid, the influence of Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane, his hopes of playing at Brazil 2014 and the role models to whom he aspires.
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Dear Fiorentina Perez, Thank you very much for Mesut Ozil, Raphael Varane is what need next! Sincerely, All Arsenal fa…
"Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba and M’Baye Niang are three of the brightest prospects in world football at the moment, but more importantly for Les Bleus, they’re all French."
5 Chelsea players who deserve a recall Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:46 AM Two Left Feet - Out Now! for the thinking football fan Even after Mourinho departed the club in 2007, it's fair to say that the opportunities given to our talented youth players in the Chelsea squad have been rather limited. The likes of Josh McEachran, Romelu Lukaku, Lucaz Piazon, Jeffrey Bruma, Patrick Van Aanholt, Gael Kakuta, Sam Hutchinson are just a handful of the players who had stints of games at first team action before they were loaned out. In spite of the rare chance given these players, we have not stepped back in the pursuit of young talented players. Mourinho's return, whose past doesn't suggest much fondness for youth, further highlights the prospects of the 27 loaned out players in the club, very few of whom are above 25. Yet, Mourinho's resolute demonstration of trust in Raphael Varane and Diego Lopez ahead of fan favourites, Casillas and Pepe at Real Madrid, indicates his willingness to use any player if only prov ...
10 Young Talents On Mourinho’s Chelsea Transfer Radar Ten young players Chelsea will have their eye on this summer. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been quoted as saying he is enjoying the new challenges of working under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, hinting that this could lead to a change in approach in his transfer policy. 10. Adem Ljajic (Fiorentina) 9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint Etienne) 8. Marquinhos (Roma) 7. Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse Arnhem) 6. Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina) 5. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) 4. Isco (Malaga) 3. Luke Shaw (Southampton) 2. Eliaquim Mangala (Porto) 1. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) who is your favourite blues/? -ozan
Uruguay v France MARKET MOVE FOR FRANCE France have a weak squad for tonight's friendly - they are missing Franck Ribery, Samir Nasri, Patrice Evra, Gael Clichy, Lass Diarra, Loic Remy, Jeremy Menez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sisoko, Abou Diaby and Raphael Varane, also coach Didier Deschamps said Karim Benzema, Jeremy Mathieu and Adil Rami are likely to be rested also. Vasco v Atletico-MG MARKET MOVE FOR ATLETICO-MG Vasco missing Andre and Filipe Soutto who are on-loan from Atletico-MG, also Eder Luis and Rafael Vaz are out injured. Atletico-MG without Ronaldinho Gaucho and Diego Tardelli who are rested, also Bernard and Rever are away on international duty.
In Spain Barcelona were champions with a record-equalling 100 points. Deportivo La Coruna, Mallorca and Real Zaragoza said adios to La Liga, while Raphael Varane, Leo Baptistao and Diego Costa made their mark on the Spanish top-flight.
Karim Benzema is delighted with the progress shown by Raphael Varane for Real Madrid and France this season. The defensive starlet forced his way into Jose Mourinho's first team this season ahead of the established Pepe, and his compatriot feels the 19-year-old's impressive displays are a sign of things to come at both domestic and international level. "He is a very good player who I have a great affection for," Benzema told Foot Mercato *Shatie*
The signing of the Brazilian International Neymar in Barcelona is already arousing reactions from players especially Karim Benzema, the striker of Real Madrid who counts on his teammate Raphael Varane to mark the Barcelona new comer! More infos on with Julie Minola Mayeur!!!
Real Madrid-Osasuna Preview: Los Merengues eye winning end to Mourinho era The Portuguese coach will bring his three-year reign at the Santiago Bernabeu to a close on Saturday By Karthick Arvinth 31 May 2013 09:15:00 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the home encounter against Osasuna as he continues to manage a back problem. Raphael Varane (knee) and Sami Khedira (suspension) are both sidelined, while Pepe, Xabi Alonso and Kaka are all doubts. However, goalkeeper Iker Casillas and defenders Sergio Ramos and Fabio Coentrao should be available after missing the 3-3 draw at Real Sociedad through injury. Osasuna defender Damia is suspended after picking up his 15th booking of the season in the win over Sevilla but midfielder Nano is available after serving a one-match ban. Lolo, Miguel Flano, Sisi, Anthony Annan and Nino are all out injured for the visitors, who have already secured their top-flight status for next season. DID YOU KNOW? Real Madrid are on a 10-match winning run at home in La L ...
While watching the Nedbank Cup final, I realised that Raphael Varane looks like Bevan Fransman
Jose Mourinho wants to bring Raphael Varane with him from Real Madrid when he joins Chelsea
Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to prise Raphael Varane from Real Madrid to Chelsea. [Daily Mail] A.A.A
Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao, Gonzalo Higuain, Mezut Ozil and Raphael Varane warm up for the Copa del Rey final on a golf course.
Jose Mourinho: "Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos are the future of Real Madrid"
Mourinho hits back at Pepe in Casillas row: "Pepe has a problem... his name is Raphael Varane."
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Neven Subotic and Raphael Varane are two superb young centre halves that clown Ramos is
I heard Raphael Varane was trained by as a child
The more I watch Raphael Varane, the more I think his game resembles Lilian Thuram
I love Raphael Varane So patient and wonderful.
Where as Raphael Varane is absolute quality
Raphael Varane is a Good player too
Raphael Varane was supposed to come to Man United.
Sorry but Raphael is a beautiful man, when I'm 19 I will not be playing at the I'm pretty sure
Mats Hummels has made 7 clearances 2nd is Raphaël Varane with 5 in the 1st half
6 - Only Mats Hummels (7) has made more clearances than Raphaël Varane in the 1st half of this game. Positive
Raphael Varane is a BIG player! Soon to be top of the pile in his position!
Raphael Varane HAS to be up there for best young player in the world.
Raphael Varane looks like he's overdone it with the fake tan
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