Chelsea transfer news: £12m Ukrainian targeted, Ramires bid gets green light

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All the latest transfer news and gossip from Stamford Bridge this Saturday.

Chelsea are said to be eyeing up impressive Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko. The winger has been linked heavily with Liverpool in the past - but now The Blues are believed to be after the player for a fee in the region of £12 million.

The pacey forward is currently with Dynamo Kiev but the 24-year-old is believed to be one of a growing number of players considering leaving the country this summer due to political tension in the area.

He has scored 54 goals in 146 games for Dynamo - and has a penchant for banging in strikes from long range, as well as being a set piece specialist.

Thibaut Courtois has been speaking about his future at Chelsea - insisting he will only return to the club if he is number one at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian international is generally believed to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world but faces a challenge trying to depose Petr Cech from The Blues goal.

He spoke about his future yesterday:

“When will I know about my future? It will be after the World Cup I think, then everything will be clear. I spoke to him (Mourinho) in May, before the game against Barcelona. In the week he discussed with me what he thinks about me and about everything. That is it. Do I want to number one wherever I play next season? Yes, I think with my age and the performances I had I want to play. To be on the bench is not the nicest thing."

Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to be a massive target for Real Madrid this summer - after Los Blancos president Florentino Perez gave the green light for a transfer bid to be submitted for the Brazilian.

Ramires is wanted by Carlo Ancelotti to play alongside Luka Modric at the Bernabeu next season.

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