According to reports coming out of Portugal yesterday, the Benfica midfielder Ramires has decided that he wants to move to Chelsea, and the move will be completed “in the next couple of days”.
ESPN has spoken to a source in Portugal who said: “He has opted to go to Chelsea, and the deal can be done in the next couple of days, certainly by next week.”
It is thought that Man City had also tried to persuade the player to join them instead, but the 23 year-old has set his heart on joing the Double winners for a fee of 20 milion euros.
With Joe Cole, Michael Ballack and Deco leaving this summer, it was almost certain that Chelsea would buy at least one top class midfielder to stengthen the side.
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