Chelsea Move Ever Closer to £39m Signing of Real Madrid Defender Sergio Ramos

Stamford Bridge side keen to complete deal to snap up Spanish international.

Spanish source claims that Sergio Ramos has asked to leave Real Madrid. The talented defender has had a few run-ins with Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho and will push to leave at the earliest opportunity.

This source states that Chelsea are ready to make a €50m (£39m) January bid for the former Sevilla man, a fee that Real Madrid may feel is a fair price for the 26 year old.

The adaptable 26 year old defender, who can play at full-back and in the centre of defence, may be tempted by a move to the West London club if things do not improve. Real Madrid have started to recover from a shaky start in La Liga but are still some eight points behind arch-rivals Barcelona after just six matches of the season.

Roberto Di Matteo would no doubt love to have the former Sevilla man on hand to beef up his back-line and Roman Abramovich has shown that he is ready to spend big again having forked out over £80m on new players over the summer.

Given that John Terry is getting no younger and David Luiz still appears prone to hot-headed errors, the inclusion of a player of the calibre of Sergio Ramos would clearly be gratefully accepted. Perhaps he would be more likely used at right-back, an area that perhaps lack a player of world-class quality.

Cesar Azpilicueta was signed from Marseille and Branislav Ivanovic can also fill this role but clearly the Real Madrid star would be a big improvement on either of these options.

Ramos is in his eighth season at Real Madrid and has amassed 320 appearances for the Spanish giants, winning three La Liga titles in the process.

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