Ramires agent concedes his client could be tempted away from Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has often been restricted to a place on the bench this season.

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Ramires has told the press that his client could be swayed away from the club if an interesting offer arrives, the Daily Star report.

The Brazilian midfielder has become the victim of strong competition in the Blues’ ranks this season, starting just three Premier League matches.

The midfield partnership of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic is widely regarded as the best in the Premier League, offering balance and strength in abundance.

With fellow midfielder John Obi Mikel proving to be a valuable back-up, Ramires’ opportunities at Stamford Bridge are waning and his agent has seemingly wasted little time in evaluating his options.

"There are no negotiations underway for a departure of Chelsea's Ramires. The club has not given any information about a possible exchange with another team,” his agent said, quoted by the Daily Star.

"But nothing is final in football. Big European clubs are always interested in Ramires and follow the player.”

“If a proposal is made in the future that pleases both Chelsea and the player, we will study it carefully. But for now, there is nothing."

While losing Ramires wouldn't be Mourinho's favoured option, the Blues do have a number of youth players in reserve who could step up to the first-team squad, such as Marco van Ginkel.

Ramires joined the West Londoners in the summer of 2010, moving to Stamford Bridge following just one season in Portugal with giants Benfica.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 26-year-old has helped the club win multiple trophies including the Champions League in 2012.

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