Raphael Varane has revealed that he sees his immediate future with Real Madrid amid rumours of a potential move to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan of the French international, but he has made it clear that he wants to improve with the La Liga giants despite often finding himself lower down the pecking order.
“I want to stay here this year, I feel loved by the fans who want the best for me, and the best is yet to come,” the defender told Marca.
“I hope to be allowed to start afresh- I’d like to push on, to continue improving.
“After being at Real for five years, I want to make the next step.”
Varane is eager to make a fresh start after suffering the heartache of missing two major finals through injury last season, and believes his current club have the ability to grant him his wish.
“To finish the season without playing the Champions League final or without playing in the Euros was hard for me,” he said.
“I try to leave any negativity behind though- Madrid has all the conditions for me to improve.”