Chelsea fans are smiling here in the Football Transfer Tavern after being told the latest claim from the Daily Star who seem to think they will be landing Raphael Varane.
The Real Madrid defender has been heavily linked with a switch to the Blues who Jose Mourinho gave a first team chance to at the Bernabeu and would be willing to bring him to Chelsea and make sure his career goes in the right direction.
After admitting that he is unsure of his future at Real Madrid, French international Varane has opened the door to a switch but would not come cheap.
Mourinho is in the market for another defender after allowing David Luiz to leave for an astonishing and very overpriced fee of £50 million.
Mourinho has made no secret of his admiration of Varane and his progress since breaking through to senior level for both club and country.
The Chelsea boss has often called Varane the best young defender in the world and clearly he wants him to continue his career at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea fans. Would you be keen on Varane at Stamford Bridge next season? Do you think he is the best young defender around? Let us know your thoughts below.
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