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Real Madrid to Launch £20m January Bid for Chelsea Star

Bernabeu side target Stamford Bridge midfielder.

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Chelsea are reportedly bracing themselves for a £20m bid from Real Madrid for midfielder Ramires according to the Daily Express.

The La Liga side are said to have had a long term interest in the 26 year old Brazilian and now Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti will look to lure the box to box performer to join the Spanish giants in January.

Ancelotti signed Ramires during his Stamford Bridge tenure and is therefore well aware of the qualities he possesses and is ready to sweeten any deal with the possible inclusion of a player exchange with both Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira mentioned as possible additions in any offer for the former Benfica man.

Ramires has become a pivotal player at Chelsea and has already made 164 appearances for the West London club, including 62 in all competitions last season alone.

The tough tackling midfielder is adept and pushing forwards and has a knack of scoring crucial goals and provides a fair amount of assists to boot and is a player Jose Mourinho would be loathed to lose and it seems unlikely that the Chelsea boss would be all that keen on doing business with his former employers.

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