Chelsea set to make contact for David Luiz replacement

Raphael VaraneFootball fans in the Football Transfer Tavern know that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is no slouch in the transfer window.

We knew when the Chelsea boss claimed all his spending was done this summer that there would still be some twists and turns for punters to enjoy yet – and Metro have proved us right.

The publication have claimed that Chelsea are about to make a swoop for Raphael Varane, who they have been linked with all summer.

Now Mourinho seems to think that the Blues are in pole position to land the French international defender and is set to make tentative contact with Real Madrid about a move.

Varane has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu and has seen Pepe regain his starting spot.

Varane would consider a move should he feel that will be the case next season, with Mourinho the man who gave him his first chance at Real Madrid after all.

As one of our punters notes, since the departure of David Luiz, Chelsea are in need of another defender and especially with John Terry getting to the end of his career, we think the Blues could do far worse than land Varane.

Chelsea fans. How much would you pay for the young defender dubbed one of the best prospects in the world? Let us know your thoughts below.

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