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Man Utd, Juventus alerted as Varane plans Real Madrid exit

Raphael Varane is prepared to leave Real Madrid this year.

Sport says the France defender feels his cycle with Real Madrid has come to an end and his career is in need for a fresh challenge.

With his contract now inside the final 18 months, this summer is primed to be the moment for Real and Varane to part ways.

And his availability will spark a scramble across Europe for his signature, with Manchester United, Juventus and PSG all among long-term suitors.

Varane, 27, moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2011 from Lens.

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