Lens president: ‘Varane won’t go abroad’

Lens president Gervais Martel suggests that he won’t let Raphael Varane transfer outside of France.

Raphael Varane will not be transferring outside of France, Lens president Gervais Martel has suggested.

The French centre-back has attracted overseas attention after an impressive season. Manchester United were thought to have offered around €10.5m (£9m) for the player while Real Madrid also reportedly made an approach.

“The asking price is around €10m,” Martel told radio station RMC. “Certain big overseas clubs have offered more, but I quickly shut the door on them.”

Meanwhile, domestic side Paris Saint-Germain have also made an offer.

Varane himself has said that he is flattered that he has attracted attention from major clubs in Europe, but is unsure as to where his future lies.

“I am in full consideration an no decision has been made yet,” he told Goal.com. “What I want is to go to the club that will make me progress the most. Another season in Ligue 1 may be beneficial but there is a choice. There are pros and cons, so it will be for me to decide.”

New generic football image
Read Next:
Varane Man Utd decision 'imminent'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand