Perez suggests Isco and Varane will be at Real next season

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Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez has suggested Chelsea and Manchester City targets will be part of the side next season.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has cast further doubt over the potential sales of youngsters Isco and Raphael Varane.

Both Real Madrid stars have been linked with possible Premier League moves, but the man who controls transfers at the Bernabeu has echoed comments from Carlo Ancelotti, which suggest neither will be leaving this summer.

“We have a very young team. In Lisbon, young lads of the age of 21 played, such as Isco, Varane and Carvajal - comfortably part of the team that won a European cup, because playing in a final is a big thing,” Perez is quoted by Marca.

Isco is a reported target for both Chelsea and Manchester City.

City definitely have the edge in that race due to Manuel Pellegrini’s history of working alongside Isco when the pair found themselves working together at Malaga.

Pellegrini has frequently been full of praise for Isco in the past, but it may not be enough to tempt him away from Los Blancos where his role and importance changed consistently last season.

Varane has been very publicly linked with a move to Chelsea, but has refused to talk about a Stamford Bridge switch ahead of the World Cup.

“An interest in Chelsea? At this time, I am not thinking about any of that. There is a World Cup to prepare for, this is not the time to discuss these types of questions,” he told Telefoot.

Varane would be a top quality signing for the Chelsea back four, but his reported fee has already been inflated towards the £50 million mark to potentially put the Blues off from going after him.

Mourinho has described Varane as the best young defender in the world, but he has good youthful options in his back four to replace John Terry once the Blues legend decides to call time on his playing career.

Isco and Varane both have the potential to form the spine of this Real Madrid side for several years to come so it’s no surprise that the president and the manager appear to be shutting up shop over their futures.

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