United and Chelsea linked Raphael Varane comments on his future

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been linked with a move away from the club this winter.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has told reporters for Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo that he is committed to the club amid speculation over his future.

“I am with Real Madrid one hundred percent, we are going to keep working with the club. I am happy here, I have a contract until 2020 and I don’t think in anything else,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

“I am calm, when I get the chance to play I just want to do the best I can, that’s football. Pepe and Sergio play more, but when I get selected I try my best for the team.”

The French international centre-back is one of most promising players in Europe, yet he has so far struggled to break in to the Madrid first-team on a regular basis.

Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti has stuck with regular duo Pepe and Sergio Ramos, restricting Varane to just six La Liga starts all season.

As a result, speculation has arisen over the former Lens star’s future with the Express reporting interest from Manchester United and Chelsea at the beginning of the month.

The Blues manager Jose Mourinho coached Varane during his three year stint in the Spanish capital, and it is no secret to how much he rates him.

United, on the other hand, are in desperate need of a new dominant centre-back and the Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal could certainly do worse than bringing the Madrid ace to Old Trafford.

After a rare start in the 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday, Varane however all-but told the Premier League duo to look elsewhere as he pledges his allegiance to Los Blancos.

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