Mourinho: 'I'm not interested in any Real Madrid players' - No Varane or Khedira

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed Chelsea will not be pursuing Raphael Varane or Sami Khedira this summer.

Chelsea have already proven to be one of the more on point teams in this summer's transfer window, with the signature of Cesc Fabregas tied up and Diego Costa set to follow. They have also seen David Luiz out of the exit door - so the wheels are certainly in motion at Stamford Bridge.

And Spain certainly seems to be the destination of choice for the rumour mill - with Jose Mourinho's former team Real Madrid all set for the taking.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of Mourinho's former pupils at the Santiago Bernabeu - most notably perhaps French centre back Raphael Varane and German destructor Sami Khedira. Both players were pivotal figures under Mourinho at Madrid - but under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti their playing time has diminished slightly, although major injuries to both players has not helped the matter.

But Mourinho, whilst addressing rumours over the future of central midfielder Ramires, has told Marca that he has no plans to sign anyone from Madrid - including Varane or Khedira:

"Ramires is staying at Chelsea. He's not for sale. I have an excellent friendship with important people within Real Madrid and they know that Ramires is going to stay at Chelsea. They know that Ramires is not leaving, but they also know that I'm not interested in any Real Madrid players. Varane and Khedira? I reiterate that I'm not interested in any Real players, and that's the end of the matter."

Varane was being touted as a replacement for David Luiz this summer whilst Khedira has been tagged as a potential Chelsea target from the moment Mourinho took up the job again in West London.

But it seems clear that Mourinho has no intention of raiding his former club for any of their players. The Portuguese boss obviously has contacts he wishes to remain good friends with at the club, and the pursuit of one of their hottest young talents and stalwart midfielders would not be a good way of doing so.

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