Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in January as Chelsea are set to launch yet another bank busting bid for and unhappy Spaniard (link).
We thought Fernando Torres’ £50million transfer in 2011 was a one off ridiculous sum that would never be seen again, however Abramovich is ready to splash the cash again with the same amount touted to land the out of favour World Cup winner.
Ramos’ recent spat with the ‘special one’ Jose Mourinho has seen him fall out of the starting line up and into contention for a move away from the Bernebeu and Chelsea looks like a suitable destination for the 26 year old.
The Spaniard would be joining a club on the up rather than the current declining situation at Madrid, not to mention Chelsea’s European Champions status and the considerable lure of the Premier League.
He would also fit perfectly into the Chelsea starting eleven, filling the void of right back that has been a problem for the blues over the last few years and linking up with Spanish teammates Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.
If his fellow countrymen can convince the defender to join them in London then Ramos would be a terrific signing and could well push Chelsea on to reclaim the Premier League and Champions League.
Although the mighty asking price could well force Chelsea to back off as they have already spent big this summer on Eden Hazard and Oscar. Also the looming Financial Fair Play laws could put Chelsea under threat of European exclusion if the transfer goes through for the whopping £50million.
This is a transfer that could possibly happen in January if the relationship between Ramos and Mourinho becomes any worse and the fee was around the £20/30million mark. But for now Chelsea will just have to monitor the situation and hope Mr Abramovich brings out the blank cheque book.