Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is determined to keep Raphael Varane at the club, report the Daily Mail.
As former Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho continues to be linked with Manchester United, there had been reports Varane could be a prime target.
The Frenchman emerged as first-teamer in the Spanish capital while under the management of the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’.
Despite recent injury problems, the 22-year old is widely thought to be one of the most talented defenders in European football.
His countryman, and manager, insists the former Lens youngster will be a major player at the Santiago Bernabeu for many years to come.
‘Of course it is normal Mourinho would want to sign Raphael’, conceded the World Cup winner.
He knows him well, he bought him here to the club.’
The French international signed a six-year deal as recently as 2014, meaning the La Liga giants are under no pressure to sell.
‘He is the future of the club.’