Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Benfica's Brazil midfielder Ramires.
The Barclays Premier League champions expect to tie up a deal for the 23-year-old before the end of the week.
Ramires, who is due to undergo a medical at Chelsea in the coming days, would be the second addition to Carlo Ancelotti's squad following the arrival of Yossi Benayoun from Liverpool.
Ancelotti targeted Ramires and Benayoun after releasing midfielders Joe Cole and Michael Ballack earlier in the summer.
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