Is there an option in rsync to copy the link and at the same time copy the directory the link points to while preserving the link?

Example command:

rsync -arv --delete /var REMOTE:/backup/

where var2 is a link to /var2 inside /var directory

With above command var2 is copied as link and /var2 directory never gets copied.

I want both link and the /var2 be copied without specifying var2 as source directory.