Ramires going back to Brazil?

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires has admitted he would be interested in returning to his old Brazilian club Cruzeiro, reports Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old played an integral part in the Premier League side's double winning campaign last season, helping the Blues to FA Cup and Champions League glory.

After arriving at Stamford Bridge two years ago, Ramires has gone on to establish himself as a key member of Chelsea's team, and a fans' favourite with his goal against Barcelona in Camp Nou one of the standout moments of 2011-12.

However, the South American has taken everyone in west London by surprise after intimating that he could return to his homeland this summer, providing Cruzeiro can come up with the funds to sign him.

"If Cruzeiro are interested, it's possible for me to go back," Ramires told Sportv. "Although it's not a decision I can make and difficult because my price is very high.

"If Cruzeiro could raise the money, I would go back for sure."

Chelsea have been busy in the transfer market already this summer, confirming deals for attacking midfield duo Marko Marin and Eden Hazard.

The new arrivals will undoubtedly increase competition for places in west London, but it is still a surprise to see Ramires considering a return to the club he played at for two years, prior to his move to Benfica in 2009.

"I was happy at Cruzeiro and felt an obligation to return at some point as the club offered me a chance to launch my sport career in Europe," he explained.

"I still follow their matches on the internet. The fans were always good to me and named me 'Ramires the Warrior'."

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