According to recent reports, Raphael Varane is keen to leave Real Madrid and will cost in the region of £20million. Chelsea is keen to sign the Frenchman during January transfer window.
Manchester United have also been linked with the French international and if Chelsea can sign the Real centre-back, it would be a real coup.
The 21-years-old, is one of the most promising young centre-backs in world football. He is also very experienced for a young defender, he has already played 120 minutes in a Champions League final, replacing Pepe in last season’s 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid.
In terms of fitting in at Chelsea, it will be difficult for Varane to immediately walk into a starting berth at Stamford Bridge. The partnership of Gary Cahill and John Terry has been very impressive this season and Mourinho could see Varane as a potential long-term replacement for the Blues’ Captain, Leader, Legend.
If Varane is bought, Mourinho will have two of the most promising young centre-backs in world football in the mould of Zouma and Varane.
There is also a mutual respect between Mourinho and Varane, the Portuguese manager was responsible for bringing the Frenchman to Madrid in an £8million deal from French side Lens in 2011.