English Premiership

Mourinho: No Varane reunion

2014-10-13 08:03
Raphael Varane (Supplied)
Raphael Varane (Supplied)
Cape Town - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane could eventually follow him to London.

Mourinho was responsible for bringing the France international to the Santiago Bernabeu in the 2011 off-season from Lens.

Varane played a part in Real's La Liga success at the end of his first season at the club and has forged quite a reputation for himself, despite only being 21 years of age.

The centre-back has already earned 14 caps for Les Bleus since making his debut in March 2013 against Georgia and forced his way into the first-team reckoning for Los Blancos.

Mourinho is a keen admirer of Varane, having given the youngster his chance in the Spanish capital, but denied talk of the pair reuniting at Stamford Bridge. 

He told French TV channel TF1: "Everyone says that he will go to Chelsea because they know that I really like him. However, everyone also knows that he will stay at Madrid."


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