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Raphael Varane is weighing up a move away from Real Madrid because he wants a new challenge

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Real Madrid may have struggled this season but over the last three years, they were the best team in Europe. 

Los Blancos won three Champions League titles in a row between 2016 and 2018, taking their dominance on the continent to a whole new level.

But once Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left last summer, things changed at the Bernabeu. 

Julen Lopetegui failed to make an impact in the dugout and lasted less than four months before being replaced by Santiago Solari.

He didn't fare much better either and was also dismissed last week after a run of games that saw Real eliminated from the Champions League, Copa del Rey and also fall out of the title race. 

Zidane has since made his sensational return and will attempt to bring Madrid back to the top next season.

But he may have to do so without one of his most important players, defender Raphael Varane. 

According to L'Equipe, the Frenchman is considering a move away from the club in search of a new challenge - and that's put a number of top clubs, including Manchester United, on high alert. 

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Varane has been at Real for eight years now and during that time, he's found an awful lot of success.

His trophy haul includes four Champions League wins, two La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey. Last summer, he was also at the heart of France's World Cup win.  

So, it's perhaps not shocking that he's weighing up a move away - for the same reason Ronaldo did last summer before moving to Juventus. But should Varane go, it will be a big blow to Zidane. 

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The 25-year-old is said to be one of the bosses favourites and was a key player during his first tenure.

Throw in the fact that Sergio Ramos' future is also unclear and Varane could have become very, very important to Madrid's team. 

But, if he really is bored with life at the Bernabeu, it will be tough to stop him leaving. 

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Where do you think Varane should move if he decides to leave Real Madrid? Have your say in the comments below.   

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