​Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard joining​ Real Madrid is a very real possibility, claims central defender Raphael Varane. The Los Blancos have been linked with big-money moves for the ​Manchester United central midfielder and ​Chelsea winger as Zinedine Zidane looks to rebuild his squad following a disappointing 2018-19 season.

Varane, who has promised to remain at the club despite links to the likes of United and Juventus, believes players of such calibre will always have a place at Santiago Bernabeu.

"I can't say what I talk to [Pogba] about, but any great player has a place at Madrid and he is one," Varane told Marca In Madrid there is a lot of competition. It is a possibility, there is a lot of noise around and we will see in August where he is."

On Hazard, he added: "I've known him since I started at Lens. He is a top player and it's like I said to explain the case with Pogba, he could also play at Madrid. He is in the best moment of his career with the age and quality he has. When we faced Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals we knew we had to have a special plan to stop him."

Real have also been expected to sign a new striker, but Varane's compatriot Karim Benzema has scored 30 goals this season, his highest since the 2011/12 season.

"To play for Madrid for 10 years and also being the number nine you have to be very good and have a huge mental strength. He is very talented and has reached a moment of fulfilment," said the World Cup winner.

"He knows himself very well, he knows what he has to do to be at his best level and he has had a very good season. It may be the best of his career, and it is true that I have seen him very comfortable in his role as leader of the attack. I am very happy for him."