Ramires has brought his game to a new level in an excellent start to the 2013/14 campaign for Chelsea and his form hasn’t escaped the eagle eyes of Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian is reportedly interested in bringing the former Cruzeiro midfielder to Santiago Bernabeu in a £15m move which would be a huge blow for the Stamford Bridge club, who are 13/20 to defy a one goal handicap in beating Cardiff City on their return from the international break.
Ancelotti was the manager who brought Ramires to Chelsea.
The Brazilian midfielder arrived in west London the summer after the former Juventus and Milan chief for a fee thought to be in the region of €22m, but he was to enjoy just one season with the manager who had signed him before the Italian was harshly sacked.
It has been suggested by the Daily Express that the Chelsea man would be keen to renew acquaintances with his former manager.
Real Madrid are in the market for a player to replace Xabi Alonso.
Due to their midfield-fulcrum Alonso’s age and ongoing injury issues Real may be pondering shipping him out to Juventus and replacing him with a younger model.
Ramires has increased his pass per game average by more than 20 separate distributions since last season and now tops the Chelsea charts for the statistic, offering evidence that he could adequately replace the Spaniard, who is Los Blancos’ passer-in-chief.
Los Merengues’ scouts will be criss-crossing the globe ahead of a January stock up.
With much of Real’s transfer clout snarled up all summer long in the Gareth Bale saga Ancelotti is unlikely to have had much chance to recruit his own players and it’s expected that the Madrid club will invest once again in January.
It’s likely that delegations from Santiago Bernabeu will be regular visitors to Stamford Bridge before the window re-opens as they run the rule over a man who is contracted to the Blues until 2017.