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Chelsea want £30m to discuss Ramires transfer

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to offer Chelsea midfielder Ramires a route to Spain in the January transfer window.

According to talkSPORT, the 27-year-old Brazilian international remains a target for the reigning Champions League winners after they were heavily linked with the Chelsea star over the summer.

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Ramires at Chelsea

Ancelotti, who remains a big fan of the Chelsea midfielder having worked with him during his time at Stamford Bridge, wants Ramires to partner Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the Bernabeu midfield.

But Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho does not want to lose the Brazilian, having fought hard over the summer to keep him at the club amid interest.

Despite the addition of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic over the last two transfer windows, Mourinho still rates Ramires highly and values his versatility. He can play in a midfield two or higher up the pitch - a position Mourinho has used him in in Champions League games.

Real Madrid interest

The midfielder is under contract at Chelsea until the summer of 2017, and reports over the summer suggested Real Madrid were willing to offer around £25m to convince Mourinho to sell.

Chelsea would want closer to £30m now though, even though Ramires has not played a key role in their strong start to the Premier League season.

He's made just three Premier League appearances, although he did miss the Arsenal game through injury. The talented midfielder has played second fiddle to Matic and Fabregas, while Willian and Andre Schurrle have been preferred in attacking midfield.

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