Real Madrid ace delivers message on future amid Man Utd interest

Manchester United will be on the lookout for a new centre-back this summer, and one high-profile target has addressed recent speculation over his future.

Speaking ahead of this evening's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash against Chelsea (via the Daily Star), Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane was asked if he's made a decision on his long-term future, with rumours swirling that he could be set to leave Los Blancos this summer.

The 28-year-old, whose contract expires next year, stated: “My future is clear; I am focused on the end of the season. We are in an intense moment, and all our focus is on the matches we have ahead.

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“The message to the fans is that I am 100 per cent committed to the team. We have challenges that encourage us a lot. I am focused on giving everything on the field.”

Real Madrid ace delivers message on future amid Man Utd interest

While the France international clearly isn't going to offer any clues as to where his next move will be - if he does indeed move on this summer - the bookies have already priced up his potential future destinations, with Manchester United and Chelsea currently 3/1 joint favourites to sign him.

Varane has been on the books at Real Madrid for ten seasons now, after joining from Ligue 1 outfit Lens back in 2011.

The power defender, who is now arguably in his prime, has won three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies during his time at the club, and could be ready for a new challenge in the near future.