Chelsea FC Transfer News: Madrid Defender Dismisses Stamford Bridge Link

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | June 3, 2014 12:00 AM EST

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane dismissed speculations linking him to Chelsea amidst questions about his future at the Bernabeu.

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"Will I remain a Real player next term? I am absolutely not focused on that.” - Raphael Varane

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While the 21-year-old was out due to a knee injury from late November of 2013 to mid-January of this year, he was only able to feature 14 times in the La Liga, with Carlo Ancelloti preferring the veteran Pepe in his stead.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is a confessed admirer of the youngster, whose name shot to stardom under the Portuguese's guidance at Madrid.

"Will I remain a Real player next term? I am absolutely not focused on that," Varane told Telefoot.

"There is a World Cup to prepare for and it is not the right moment to have such questions."

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"Will I remain a Real player next term? I am absolutely not focused on that.” - Raphael Varane
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