Chelsea midfielder Ramires is hopeful the Stamford Bridge club can reach a deal with Porto for striker Hulk.

The Blues are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with the player, but negotiations with the Portuguese club are still ongoing.

Ramires was a key figure in Chelsea’s cup triumphs last season and he hopes the Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, can put a deal together so his Brazil international teammate can line up next to him in west London.

“I'm following the news about Chelsea's likely signing of Hulk from here in Brazil,” he told Lancenet from Rio.

“I hope he comes, I have played with him for the Brazilian national team, and I also played against him when I was at Benfica and he would surely add a lot to Chelsea's squad.

“If it was up to me, everything would be done already.”

Abramovich has reportedly earmarked the 25-year-old as the next high-profile addition to his squad, despite not having a permanent manager in place.

Chelsea have already made the £32million signing of Lille’s Belgian international Eden Hazard.

It appears Ramires is keen for further acquisitions and improvement is necessary next season after their unlikely Champions League triumph negated a disappointing sixth place finish in an underwhelming Premier League campaign.

Hulk can operate out wide or through the middle, so he would fit into the system currently used at Chelsea.

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