PHOTO: Stars linked with Arsenal and Chelsea focused on Real Madrid

Real Madrid Bernabeu

Raphael Varane and Sami Khedira have been strongly linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, but they remain focused on Real Madrid.

Real Madrid may be the reigning champions of Europe, but even Champions League winners cannot keep everyone happy.

Angel di Maria departed Santiago Bernabeu over the summer, with a deal which broke the British transfer record taking him to Manchester United.

Could he be joined at Old Trafford by a former teammate in January?

Speculation suggests that France international defender Raphael Varane has become a top target for Louis van Gaal – with the Red Devils having missed out on his signature when he headed for Spain in 2011.

Arsenal are also in the market for defensive reinforcements and may be tempted to make a move, while a holding midfielder is another priority for Arsene Wenger.

World Cup winner Sami Khedira is due to become a free agent at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners, although they are likely to face competition for his signature from Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

For now, though, Varane and Khedira remain focused on events at Real - along with Iker Casillas, another of those to have generated Premier League transfer talk - with the La Liga giants readying themselves for a meeting with San Lorenzo in the final of the 2014 Club World Cup.

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