Here's Why Chelsea Are Battling Arsenal To Sign Varane
Earlier this month, Caught Offside were reporting that Arsenal were close to signing ace Real Madrid defender Rafa Varane but that looks like it might be a load of old balls with Guardian reporting that Chelsea are closing in on some kind of really fun-sounding swap-deal involving Petr Cech.
A player who would be a fantastic signing - a defender who is strong and fast, quality on the ball and smashing in the tackle - he is also on the radar of PSG, with the money-bags French side looking to bring the player back to his home country.
While he's been brilliant at Real, he's not always the first choice with mercurial pairing Pepe and Sergio Ramos ahead of the 21-year-old in the pecking order.
Wenger is currently blessed with two great central defenders in Big Per and Koscielny and Jose's not doing bad either, but Varane is something else and has previous with the player: he could be a game changer and it's probably Chelsea need to go all out to sign him.