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Varane keen on Real Madrid stay

France Under-21 international Raphael Varane insists he does not want to leave Real Madrid.

Varane made his first appearance of the season in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Manchester City.

The former Lens defender has been linked with a move away from the Spanish giants.

"I'm happy. If I don't play, I want to play, that's normal," he explained to Marca.

"I work hard every day. I don't plan on leaving. I had an average pre-season and that's why I hadn't played until now, but I have Mourinho's backing"

He added on the win over City: "It was very important for me to play this game. Mourinho asked me if I was ready and I told him I was.

"He told me that I had to give 100 per cent. I hoped for an important game and this was exactly that.

"It was tense, but you have to get used to that in football. I'm always ready to play."

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