Chelsea are ready to open talks with Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane.

The Daily Star says reports in Spain suggest Jose Mourinho is looking to be reunited with the 21-year-old who he worked with during his time with the Spanish giants.

It's understood Varane would be seen as an under-study to John Terry, after the Blues stalwart agreed to a new deal.

Real's willingness to sell could all depend on their own summer dealings, with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny reportedly a target for them.

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