Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are adamant that interested clubs will have to pay the release clause of wantaway defender Raphael Varane to sign him.
This is according to reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
The Daily Mirror claimed that Real Madrid want his suitors to pay the £429m (€565m) release clause in his current contract at the club.
Raphael Varane has been a long-term target of Premier League giants Manchester United and the Red Devils have been heavily linked with the French defender following recent the admission that he would like to join a new club.
Real Madrid are quietly confident that they will keep the player at the club with their stance or full payment of his release clause.
Manchester United were interested in Varane before the 25-year-old joined Real Madrid from French club Lens in 2011.
At Real Madrid, Raphael Varane has become one of the best centre backs on the world football stage.
He had a phenomenal 2018 after the defender played a big role for the Real Madrid team that won a third successive Champions League title under the guidance of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.
Varane was also part of the French team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.