Jose Mourinho has insisted that Ramires is not for sale and that the Brazilian midfielder will not be playing his football under Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.
The charismatic manager took the opportunity to tell the Marca while in the Ivory Coast, that Ramires is under no circumstances for sale, to Real Madrid or any club for that matter.
The Brazilian remains a very important part of his plans going forward and despite the interest from Real Madrid and the arrival of Cesc Fabregas, Ramires will be going nowhere.
"Ramires is staying at Chelsea. He's not for sale,"
"I have an excellent friendship with important people within Real Madrid and they know that Ramires is going to stay at Chelsea,"
The former Real Madrid manager also stressed that he is by no way interested in any of the Real Madrid players, despite much speculation.
"They know that Ramires is not leaving, but they also know that I'm not interested in any Real Madrid players. Varane and Khedira? I reiterate that I'm not interested in any Real players, and that's the end of the matter."
Mourinho finished by expressing his delight at securing the signature of former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas.
"Cesc is a great player who adds a new dimension to our side. He is different to Matic, Ramires and Oscar. We will have a very complete midfield with him,"
Ramires has been at the club since 2010 and at 27-years of age, the Brazilian is coming into his prime.
Mourinho knows he has a superb understanding with Oscar, and with Frank Lampard finally choosing to move on, there is no need for Mourinho to sell the midfielder.
These comments made by Mourinho come despite the fact that Ramires has openly expressed his respect for Carlo Ancelotti, the manager that was responsible for bringing the player to Stamford Bridge, and if one reads into these remarks it might be very difficult for Chelsea to hang onto the player.
Ancelotti is a special coach for me, and I really appreciate him. He helped me a lot when I arrived at Chelsea and he was very important in helping me adapt to my position as a central midfielder. He's a very good coach", said the player.
There are wholesale changes taking place this summer at Stamford Bridge with the departure of Lampard, Ashley Cole, David Luiz and possibly Petr Cech.
Mourinho has already secured the services of Fabregas, while Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa that has yet to sign, however the club remain pretty confident the Spanish international will complete the move after the World Cup.
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