Chelsea

Chelsea chasing French international as ideal transfer replacement

Raphael VaraneThe Daily Star have Chelsea fans rather keen to hear the gossip here in the Football Transfer Tavern.

The publication claim that Jose Mourinho has already found his David Luiz replacement, and is determined to land him this summer.

Raphael Varane is the man of choice and Chelsea will stop at nothing to get him.

Mourinho of course knows the French defender well from his time working at Real Madrid, and despite the 21-year-old being one of the best up-and-coming players in the game, Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be willing to sell at the right price.

As one of our punters quips over a round of drinks, that price will not be a small one and it will take a far bit of negotiating from the Blues to land Varane.

Chelsea have the £50 million from Luiz’s impending sale and are keen to reinvest it in a couple of areas, most notably of course being the strike force.

We think that Varane is the perfect solution at the back with the defender versatile enough to play across the back four if called upon to do so.

Do you think that Mourinho will pay big money to land Varane this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.

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