Date: 28th October 2013 at 4:13pm
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Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been one of the better performers for Jose Mourinho’s side so far this season and has attracted the interest of Real Madrid.

The Brazilian was unaware of any interest insisting that he’s happy at Stamford Bridge and will only leave to join the Spanish giants if he is asked to by the club which isn’t likely.

Ramires told Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte:

“Nothing has come to me, I have just heard about this through the press.

“My agent hasn’t told me anything either. Maybe it is just speculation.”

Carlo Ancelotti signed the 26-year-old when he was at the manager at Chelsea and is keen on being reunited with Ramires as Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £15 million bid.

My answer to that would begin with F and end with Off. As a player he can still be clumsy and frustrating but has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival in West London. Ramires is currently one of our top performers and a big player for Chelsea these days so I don’t know how any club or newspaper could expect him to go for £15m (over £3m less than the €22m it took to sign him) with a straight face.

Ramires has been central to Mourinho’s plans so far this season and has made 13 appearances, scoring three times, and has made two assists. Defensively he’s always been fairly sound and averages 3.4 tackles and one interception per game, but it’s his passing that has come on so far during the current campaign. At times last season he was guilty of errant distribution and has improved on this now boasting an 86% completion.

Ancelotti’s side have had a few teething problems and are already six points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona as well as being behind their local rivals Atlético Madrid but the former Chelsea boss will have to look elsewhere if he wants to strengthen his midfield in the January transfer window.

Source: Metro


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