Varane: “I can’t say I’m unhappy in Madrid.”

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

Varane never told teammates he was ready to leave the Bernabeu amid Man United's apparent interest.

Raphael Varane says he is happy at Real Madrid amid rumours of a potential £86million transfer to Premier League giants Manchester United.

The Red Devils will definitely improve their defence this summer after failing to sign a top defender prior to this season, as bids for Harry Maguire, Kalido Koulibaly and Toby Alderweireld were declined by their current clubs.

However, Varane says reports suggesting he is unhappy at the Bernabeu are false, adding he “cannot control everything that’s said” in the media.

“To say that I am not happy at Real Madrid is not true,” the 25-year-old, who has won two LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns at Madri, told the French press after helping his country to a 4-1 victory over Moldova.

“I’m at Real Madrid. The biggest club in the world. I’m constantly in a state of challenging myself because the requirement here is that of the highest level.

“I’m focused on my career. We had a tough time in the middle of the season where we had to fight. I’ve given my all in this shirt and I can be proud of that.

“I cannot control everything that’s said [in the media]. Many things aren’t right but I can’t say I’m unhappy in Madrid.

“We had a tough season, it’s the daily routine for players at the top.

“I’m discreet and the problem when you’re a quiet person is you hear many things but talk little about yourself.”

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