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Real Madrid not interested in signing Manchester United defender in January

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Real Madrid were rocked with a fresh injury this past weekend as David Alaba ruptured his ACL during the clash against Villarreal.

The Austrian defender is out for the remainder of the season and is unlikely to play in the UEFA Euros in the summer as well.

Alaba’s injury has opened up the debate on whether Real Madrid need to reinforce the centre-back department in January, with Eder Militao also unavailable due to an ACL injury.

Real Madrid not looking to re-sign Varane

One of the names linked with Los Blancos as a possible reinforcement in January was former defender and Manchester United ace Raphael Varane.

The Frenchman left Los Blancos for the Red Devils in 2021, but has seen his role reduce under Erik ten Hag. And it was suggested that Real Madrid wished to capitalise on it by bringing him back to the Bernabeu in January.

But a fresh update from El Larguero is reporting that Real Madrid have no intentions of re-signing Raphael Varane from Manchester United.

The Frenchman has not been at his best since signing for the Red Devils and, as mentioned earlier, his minutes have taken a hit in recent weeks. Injuries and fitness problems have also hampered the former Real Madrid superstar.

No Real Madrid return for Varane. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

As such, there are no plans from the Spanish capital club to bring back their former fan favourite in the upcoming January window.

No defenders will be signed

In fact, it is being reported that the Real Madrid management has decided not to sign any central defender in January to cover for Alaba.

Instead, the idea is to look for solutions within the squad, with Antonio Rudiger and Nacho being available at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, while Aurelien Tchouameni, Dani Carvajal, and Ferland Mendy are seen as emergency options.

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Real Madrid midfielder issues fitness update ahead of UCL final – ‘It is very difficult’

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Real Madrid officially played their final game of the league season this past weekend and the focus now shifts to the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

The Spanish champions have the glorious opportunity to secure their 15th Champions League title this on Sunday.

But heading into this clash, Real Madrid are likely to miss out on the services of one of the key players – Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Frenchman will likely be ruled out for the UCL final due to an injury incurred earlier this month.

Tchouameni on UCL final

Speaking ahead of the final, Tchouameni admitted that it would be very difficult for him to participate in the UCL final.

“I can run, I think it is very difficult to play in this final and we have more players who can be in my position. The important thing is that we are going to win this Champions League,” Tchouameni said.

Tchouameni is certain to miss UCL final (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Frenchman added that he would try to help the team any way he can, stating, “If I can be the MVP from the bench, I’ll do it.”

Considered by many as the future of the Real Madrid midfield, Tchouameni has played a valuable role in the middle of the park this season.

His versatility, coupled with his ability to spread the play and put pressure on the opposition have served as key to Real Madrid’s success.

Although Tchouameni might not feature in this final, the player expressed his optimism about the Real Madrid team, adding, “I really want to play in this final, but I’m sure we will reach more finals [in coming years].”

Finally, Tchouameni expressed his happiness at Real Madrid, stating, “It’s an incredible feeling to be at Real Madrid.”

Formerly of AS Monaco, Tchouameni has featured in 88 competitive matches since joining Real Madrid in 2022. With Toni Kroos retiring, he is expected to play a crucial role for the club going forward, although not necessarily in the upcoming Champions League final.

Source: RMTV

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