Recent reports have suggested that Chelsea have grown frustrated with their current centre-back pairing of John Terry and Gary Cahill, and are looking at Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane to solve their problems.
According to the Daily Mirror, Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of the 21-year-old, but after the Frenchman’s uninspiring performance against Schalke in mid-week, we think the Blues would do better to look elsewhere.
Here are the top ten candidates we’ve come up with:
10) Kamil Glik (Torino)
Still only 27, a Polish international, and a player who has performed extremely well so far this season.
9) Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao)
Younger and cheaper than Varane, and as a result would carry a lot less expectation on his shoulders.