Brazilian midfielder going nowhere.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly ruled out the possibility of selling Brazilian midfielder Ramires to Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old remains a favourite of former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at the Bernabeu, and it was thought that Real could come in with a big-money offer for the former Benfica man at some point this summer.
With Chelsea themselves also expecting to be busy in the transfer market, with the possiblity of former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas arriving from Barcelona, it had been suggested that the club could be willing to listen to offers for Ramires if they came along.
However, it is now being claimed that Mourinho sees the player as a key member of his team for the future, and will not be looking to let too many more players leave after agreeing to sell defender David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea will instead be focusing on recruiting new talent to improve their chances of winning trophies next season, after a disappointing third-place finish in 2013/14 with no silverware to show for their efforts.
Ramires has made nearly 200 appearances for the London club, and has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2017.