Chelsea and Man United target promised regular role to ensure La Liga stay

Chelsea and Manchester United target Raphael Varane is tipped to remain at Real Madrid after being promised a regular role at the club, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old was linked with an exit after speculation that he was unhappy playing backup to Sergio Ramos and Pepe at the Bernabeu.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has already worked with the centre-back during his time in Spain and sees him as the perfect candidate to replace club captain John Terry.

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United manager Louis van Gaal has also named the France international as one of his potential defensive targets in hopes of strengthening his back line.

However, new Madrid boss, Rafa Benitez, is believed to have told Varane he will have a major part to play in the upcoming campaign, a factor that is likely to persuade him to remain with the Spanish giants.

He managed to start 21 La Liga matches out of a possible 38, but could now feature on a more regular basis during the upcoming season.