Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly asked the club’s president Florentino Perez to consider a move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the Italian asked his president to consider the Brazilian as a transfer target when the pair held a meeting to discuss the shape of Real Madrid’s team for next season.
“Ramires' name came up in the meeting the two men had together with Chief Executive José Ángel Sánchez just six days after winning their tenth Champions League, when plans began for next season,” reports Marca.
“It was Ancelotti who proposed the idea of 27–year-old Ramires who he signed for Chelsea in 2010 for €30 million.”
The European champions’ chances of signing the midfielder are difficult to gauge at the moment following the departure of Frank Lampard from Stamford Bridge and the reported deal for Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas.
It’s unlikely that the Blues would entertain the idea of Ramires leaving unless they managed to secure a permanent and long term replacement for Frank Lampard.
Lampard’s departure creates a big hole in the middle of the team, which would be further exposed through the sale of another key midfield man.
It’s also important to consider that the sale of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain can also be considered a midfield blow, because the Brazilian played as a midfielder towards the latter stages of his Chelsea career.
The worry is that once Perez gets his teeth into a transfer situation, Real Madrid’s president quite often gets who he wants.
He made a big move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United after promising to do so and backed up claims the club would sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.
Marca also suggests that a deal for Ramires won’t be easy and confirms that the manager and the president have considered other options as Chelsea are less than likely to be willing to talk openly over a transfer for another of their best players.