The main reason why Carlo Ancelotti wants Ramires at Real Madrid

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Chelsea midfielder, currently on World Cup duty with Brazil, is a wanted man this summer according to the latest Real Madrid transfer news.

Renowned Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is looking to buy Ramires, 27, for the second time in his managerial career.

Ancelotti was the one who brought the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge during Ancelotti's short-lived but very successful stint in West London and, while his initial attempts to discuss bringing the midfielder to Real Madrid this summer were downplayed by the upper brass at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, the club president is now beginning to understand the merit in Carlo's affection for the player.

According to MARCA, Florentino Perez has green-lit the pursuit of Ramires, with the "only significant stumbling block left in the way" being Jose Mourinho.

Ramires was an integral piece of the Portuguese's midfield last term and, while he has a valuation of £26.4 million, he would likely command a much higher fee due to how highly he is thought of by Mourinho. 

MARCA write: "The president is now convinced that if Carletto wants him, he is worth trying to sign, no matter how much he costs."

Last season, Mourinho oft utilised a 4-2-3-1 set-up, with Ramires one of the "two". There may be a high level of competition for places for both roles by the time the season starts, as Cesc Fabregas and Tiago Mendes could be acquired to compliment Nemanja Matic's break-up play.

The reason Ancelotti wants Ramires in his Real roster, MARCA claim, is because "he is a fan of Ramires' outstanding physical fitness" and "he wants to maintain a balanced team for next season, and for that he needs players who can last the entire season."

One way of convincing Mourinho to do business, could be to include Luka Modric in the transfer, as Metro yesterday claimed a swap-deal could be a possibility. 

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