Jose Mourinho: "I like Raphael Varane"

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals his admiration for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, but admits that the Spanish club are unlikely to sell the Frenchman.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his admiration for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, though he admits that the Spanish club are unlikely to sell the defender.

The 21-year-old France international was given his Madrid debut by Mourinho back in 2011 and has gone on to become one of the most highly-rated youngsters in world football.

While Mourinho admits that he is a fan of Varane, the Portuguese does not expect Los Blancos to part with such a valuable asset any time soon.

"I like Varane, but everybody knows that he will stay at Real Madrid," he is quoted as saying by Telefoot.

"France has a lot of good players like Varane, [Paul] Pogba, [Karim] Benzema and [Hugo] Lloris. They can win Euro 2016. I have a lot of respect for [Didier] Deschamps. In the World Cup, we saw a great French team."

Varane has made 14 appearances for the French national team.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) are kept apart by the fourth official Jonathan Moss during the English Premier League match on October 5, 2014
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