Rapheal Varane (Supplied)
Cape Town - Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists he is focused on the task at hand as he gears up for the World Cup with the France squad.
The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best players in his position, with his reputation further enhanced by Real's recent victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final.
However, his future with the Spanish outfit has been called into question after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed an interest in bringing the young Frenchman to Stamford Bridge.
The rumour mill has gone into overdrive following David Luiz's move to Paris Saint-Germain from the London club, but Varane is paying no heed to the speculation as he is fully focused on his France duties.
Varane told Telefoot: "Right now, I'm not thinking about (the interest from Chelsea), we have the World Cup ahead of us.
"We have a young, motivated team that can do great things and has no limits.
"I love the national team and contribute everything I have to them. My goal is to become a starter.
"(Real Madrid assistant Zinedine Zidane) knows what it means to win the World Cup and it's great talking to him about it."
Varane joined Los Blancos from French outfit Lens in the summer of 2011 for a reported fee of €10 million.
Under the guidance of Mourinho, Varane made 48 appearances in all competitions, but saw his involvement limited last season under Carlo Ancelotti.