Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of €25m-rated Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane after he has insisted that he is happy at Los Blancos, according to Sky Sports.
The French youngster has featured 21 times in La Liga this season and has been heavily linked with moves away from the club with Chelsea and Manchester United both rumoured to be interested, but Varane hasn’t thought about leaving the club.
“I am focused on our season and we are going to give everything to win it all. I am happy here,” Varane said after Madrid’s 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.
Varane played under Jose Mourinho during his time as Real Madrid manager and the current Chelsea boss is a huge fan of the 21-year-old.
If he is to sign for Chelsea, he will join his French counterpart Kurt Zouma in what could potentially be a long-term, world-class partnership.
But Varane’s comments couldn’t make things clearer on his intentions as he continues to play a huge part in Madrid’s push for silverware.
Transfermarkt.com rate Varane at €25 but it is reported that it would take a much higher offer to tempt Real into selling their young star.
The main factor which could eventually see Varane leave the Spanish capital is playing time. He has enjoyed long spells in the side this season due to injuries to Madrid’s other top quality defenders in the shape of Sergio Ramos and Pepe who are both set to be offered new contracts this summer.
If Varane sees himself as a bit part player again next season, a move could be on the cards but for now it looks as if he is staying put.
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