Not only does the Daily Mail report that Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on the contract talks between Raphael Varane and Real Madrid; our landlord points out that the majority of our punters in the Football Transfer Tavern are too.
The latest word is that the French defender has requested talks be opened between his people and the La Liga side, and the main issue is to up his £25,000 per week wages, which Varane feels are no where near enough, and that parity with the higher earners at the Bernabeu is achieved.
Mourinho is a big fan of the young Frenchman who is set to become one of, if not the, best defender in the world once he comes of age and would love to get him at Stamford Bridge.
Varane is also aware that he could get playing time and respect under Mourinho, who of course handed him his first chance at the Bernabeu, and should talks with Real Madrid falter, he would be more than happy to revisit the idea of moving to Chelsea.
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