Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to heed his manager’s wishes and look to bring Chelsea midfielder Ramires to the Bernabeu.
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Real Madrid’s outspoken president Florentino Perez has been brought around to his manager Carlo Ancelotti’s way of thinking, with the club ready to launch a bid for Chelsea midfielder Ramires according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Perez had been believed to be wary of going after a player that is seen as an important part of Jose Mourinho’s first team squad at Stamford Bridge, but Ancelotti is such a fan of the Brazilian World Cup man that Perez is ready to launch an ambitious raid on West London.
The 27 year-old joined Chelsea in 2010 and played under Ancelotti at the club, a period during which the Italian became a keen admirer of Ramires’ energy and ability to burst from box to box.
One of a number of players to move from Brazil to the major European leagues via Portugal, Ramires was a big money signing originally and Chelsea will feel that he has improved sufficiently in his time at the club to warrant a significant profit being paid by the Champions League winners.
Despite this, Real have funds to spend as they seek to claim the La Liga title from fierce city rivals Atletico Madrid next season, whilst also attempting to become the first club to retain the Champions League trophy.