Chelsea In Talks Over Surprise Midfielder Deal

By on June 11, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea are in talks with Real Madrid over a shock swap deal.

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Chelsea are in talks with European champions Real Madrid over a potential £10m player-plus-cash swap deal involving Ramires and Luka Modric, according to reports today.

Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Ramires in recent weeks with reports suggesting the are prepared to pay in the region of £25m for the Brazilian defensive midfielder.

So far the Blues have refused to do business, however, it seems Jose Mourinho is using Real’s interest in the 27-year-old to try and land long-term target Luka Modric, with the Metro claiming that the west Londoners have proposed a player-plus-cash swap deal that would see them hand over Ramires plus £10m for the Croatian schemer.

The newspaper suggests that Madrid have so far turned down the offer and are insisting on a cash sum of nearer £20m, but Mourinho is reluctant to pay such a fee in addition to losing one of his key men.

Talks are expected to continue over the course of the next week and it’s understood that Ramires is open to the idea of linking up with Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu, but he will not force a move as he’s more than content at Stamford Bridge.

Whether Modric would be prepared to leave the newly-crowned European champions if a deal is agreed remains to be seen, as he’s finally settled in at Madrid and played a key role in their success during the second half of last season when Sami Khedira was out injured.

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It would certainly be an interesting move if Chelsea could pull it off as Modric is a very different type of player to Ramires. The Brazilian international has been a vital member of the squad since his move from Benfica four years ago and his tireless work ethic would be greatly missed if he was to leave.

If Modric did move to Stamford Bridge, it would also surely call into question Chelsea’s proposed move for Cesc Fabregas as Mourinho would struggle to fit both players into his team along with all the other attacking talent he already has available.

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10 Comments

  1. Monday G.

    June 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I prefer Modric to Ramires..20m plus player will not be too much to bring him to Bridge.He’s one of the best midfielder in the world.We need him at the Bridge.

  2. Joetta worjloh

    June 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    We need to do better next season

  3. Monday G.

    June 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    2om plus player is not too much for a player like Modric.I prefer Modric to Ramires.Pls,hurry up to bring him to stamford Bridge.

  4. Bluezola

    June 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Why is JM so obsessed with bringing in so many older players with next to no resale value. JM is making a mockery of our youth set up. Why don’t we just buy up all the players JM has worked with. You won’t find many under 25’s amongst them. Really get the impression that JM can’t coach young players hence all the loanees.

  5. Yunusa Adamu

    June 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    It’s not advisable to let Remires to leave stamford bridge

  6. ojablow

    June 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    dont b silly with player like ramires,he has wot jose need nd y wastin our time on d aging modric.a box 2 box player wit pace ahh dont try dat

  7. ola

    June 12, 2014 at 1:56 am

    i prefer modric dan ramires

  8. Ruoti

    June 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Plz don do a silly thing of giving out a very talented and a young player to Real madrid, yes real is a big club but Ramires is a big name for chelsea…… When the deal is too good think twice JM

  9. Kizito

    June 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Am confused why Mourinho is selling our younger players ad bring old ones.chelsea problem is not midfielders but strikers. And i thk chelsea is a team in premier league wth younger talented players on loan,Mow my question is when will Mr Mourinho give them a chance to prove themselves at the bridge. Becoz every player who goes out on loan he does not come back at the bridge but is sold.secondly i thk our academy players are supposed to promoted to first team, but all the period mourinho had coached chelsea, he has not promoted any player from academy to first team, why, may be chelsea academy is not doing wel for mourinho even although they are champions. Pliz Mr mourinho give younger players there chances to prove themselves ,

  10. thaophic

    June 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I can’t jst imagine dat chelsea r still lukin 4 modric wen we still have some younger players lyk maechran,thorgan hazard,lucas piazon on loan day can play in such position.even those players r playmaker

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