Liverpool have told Raphael Varane that they want to sign him during the summer transfer window, according to Diario Madrid.
Manchester United and PSG are also keen on signing the Real Madrid star who could be allowed to leave the Bernabeu in the summer.
Varane will have just one year left on his current deal at the end of the current campaign and Los Blancos could cash in.
Madrid will target a stellar signing or two and could look to use funds raised from Varane on someone of Kylian Mbappe’s stature.
It is thought that the La Liga outfit will want in the region of £43 million for their centre-back and more clubs are likely to be alerted.
Varane has been a decent servant to Madrid since arriving from Ligue 1 outfit Lens in 2011.
He has played 350 times for the club, helping them to three La Liga titles and four Champions League successes.
Varane would be a quality addition to the Liverpool ranks, with the club in desperate need of a lift after their title defence was derailed.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has been decimated by injuries this season and next season they’ll need to bounce back.
TBR View: Varane would be perfect for Liverpool
At 27, the player with a World Cup winners medal to his name would fit the profile of a Liverpool player nicely.
With 70-caps for his country, he boasts bags of experience and his style of defending could complement Virgil van Dijk nicely.
Varane’s departure would surprise some Real Madrid supporters, with many keen to see him earn a contract extension.
Liverpool need to flex some ambition in the summer and back Klopp with a stellar signing or two.
Varane earns £150,000-a-week at the Bernabeu and he could prove to be a very good addition indeed.