Chelsea Ready Ready £39.5m Bid To Sign Real Madrid Star This Summer

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Blues ready big-money Bernabeu raid.

Chelsea are said to be ready to pay as much as £39.5m to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window, according to Spanish source

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The French international is one of the most highly regarded young defensive talents in the game at the moment, and has also been linked strongly with a move to Manchester United.

Chelsea want a long-term replacement for John Terry, though they already have the highly promising youngster Kurt Zouma coming through.

Still, Jose Mourinho knows Varane well from his time at the Bernabeu and has been linked with a move to bring him to Stamford Bridge several times since leaving Spain.

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