Jose Mourinho wants Raphael Varane reunion at Fenerbahce

Jose Mourinho is keen on attracting some big names for Fenerbahce this summer, adding Raphael Varane to that list.

According to Fichajes, Raphael Varane emerged as a big target for Jose Mourinho at Fenerbahce. The Portuguese tactician hopes to attract some of the big names in the continent towards the Turkish side and will aim to get a deal done for the outgoing Manchester United defender.

Jose Mourinho wants Raphael Varane

Manchester United took the strange decision not to trigger the option in Raphael Varane’s contract, which will see the French World Cup winner leave on a free transfer in the summer. A host of clubs are already looking at the prospect of bringing the centre-back, with Chelsea among those keen on the defender.

There is possible interest from the Saudi Pro League in the Frenchman, and now Jose Mourinho has entered the frame for his former star. The Portuguese manager has joined Fenerbahce in a sensational move, and now the Turkish giants are prepared to back their new gaffer with a €60 million transfer kitty.

Mourinho wants to bring some notable names to Fenerbahce, including Varane, with the outgoing Manchester United player available on a free transfer. The Portuguese manager is eager to put the Turkish side and their league back within the elites of Europe, and he might believe signing someone like the French World Cup winner might go a long way toward establishing themselves in that regard.

Considering Varane will be a free agent, Fenerbahce can look forward to offering him competitive wages as they save up on a transfer fee. The Turkish giants must fight off Saudi suitors for the defender before making an offer that the Manchester United man might consider.

Which other players does Mourinho want at Fenerbahce?

Mourinho does want more notable names, with the report naming Memphis Depay and Arda Guler as some of his targets. The former is available on a free transfer, while the latter may become available on loan as Real Madrid are not interested in selling him. Mourinho also wants Robert Lewandowski, with Barcelona pondering offloading the striker to cull their massive wage bill.

The Fenerbahce boss would also like to plot an ambitious move for Son Heung-min, although Spurs are unlikely to part ways with the South Korean. In fact, Tottenham are reportedly looking to extend the attacker’s contract. So, that might be out of Mourinho’s grasp.

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