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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has dismissed reports he could leave Los Blancos in the January transfer window.

The 19 year old, who joined Madrid from Lens in 2011, has managed only 10 La Liga appearances for Jose Mourinho's side since his arrival - and just one so far this season. Varane has been a long-time target of Manchester United and there was speculation the Red Devils, who are struggling with injuries at the back, were considering a move for the Frenchman in January. However the player insists he will remain at the Bernabeu.

"You could have the impression that I have not made much progress. But it is false. Clearly we all have to evolve quickly, perhaps more quickly, than we might have done before. This has created some impatience, both for you and me. But for the moment I do not have reason to think about a transfer," talkSport quoted Varane as saying.

Macheda to Leave United in January: Agent

Meanwhile, United forward Federico Macheda's agent has revealed his client is planning to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window in search of first-team football.

Federico Macheda

The 21 year old is behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Chicharito in Sir Alex Ferguson's pecking order and has yet to make an appearance for the Red Devils' first team in any competition this season, despite enjoying an impressive goalscoring form for the club's U21 side.

"Manchester United have some phenomenal forwards, so it is truly difficult for Federico. He wants to play and if he cannot do that, in January we will try to find an alternative solution. I'll talk to the manager Ferguson in the coming days. I hope they understand the situation and let him leave in January because it makes no sense to keep him on the bench at the age of 21," Macheda's representative, Giovanni Bia, was quoted as saying.

The agent also added several German and Spanish clubs were interested in Macheda's services during the summer but United refused to let the player leave.