Zinedine Zidane has ruled out the possibility of Manchester United target Raphael Varane leaving Real Madrid in the near future after reports linking the centre-back with a move to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils want to add a high-quality centre-back to their roster and have long been admirers of the Frenchman.

The club are considering making a big move for Raphael next summer, but Zinedine has warned them off doing so, saying that the star is categorically not for sale at any price.

Since arriving from Lens back in 2011, the Frenchman has made over 300 appearances for the club, winning four UEFA Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns.

With 10 appearances already this campaign, Varane remains an integral figure for his compatriot and Zidane insists he is going nowhere.

‘It’s not just me [who wants to keep him],’ said Real Madrid chief. ‘He is part of this club, we were very lucky to be able to bring him to Madrid.

‘He has a great career, he’s achieved a lot since he’s been here. Of course, he is untransferable for the club, for the coach that I am, for people in general.

‘That’s clear and unambiguous. Now we can’t stop people from talking.

‘They’re not just talking about Varane, but about all the players, Real Madrid ones and others. But for Varane, my position is clear, and it’s the same as the club’s position.’

He has less than two years left on his current contract in Madrid, with his existing deal expiring in June 2022.