Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are excited after the Sun (subscription required) revealed Jose Mourinho had made an enquiry to Real Madrid about the availability of Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale.
It is believed the Blues are lining up a phenomenal £100m summer swoop for the pair as they are set to dip into the funds raised through the recent Premier League TV rights deal.
Bale has been subject to a lot of rumours after he was made a scapegoat during Madrid’s poor form in the New Year.
And Varane has also been linked to moves elsewhere, because despite his talent, he has still had to play second fiddle to Sergio Ramos and Pepe.
Punters have got very excited about the prospect of Varane, 21, and Kurt Zouma, 20, becoming the future centre back pairing for the club.
If they were able to snap up Bale, then that would put them up there with best clubs in Europe, alongside Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Los Blancos.