Real Madrid are reportedly ready to offer Liverpool Raphael Varane as part of a deal to sign Sadio Mane.

According to reports on the Guardian, Real could tempt the Reds into a deal for the winger by offering the Frenchman in return.

The claims may surprise Liverpool supporters, with Varane arguably among the best defenders in European football in recent years.

However, it has been claimed that he may be one of a number of Real players to face an uncertain future under Zinedine Zidane.

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The new Real boss is looking to make significant changes to squad upon his return, with the Spanish giants linked with the likes of Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen.

Mane is enjoying a brilliant run of form for the Reds in recent weeks and that has led to speculation about his future, with his performances clearly not going unnoticed.

Zidane is said to be a huge admirer of the player but it would take some offer to convince Liverpool into a sale.

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