There are some worried looks on the faces of Chelsea supporters camped warm inside the Football Transfer Tavern today as reports emerge that one of their star players had been targeted by Barcelona.
The Express indicates that Barca are chasing a midfielder in the summer and have outlined a move for Blues ace Ramires.
Barca boss Gerardo Martino has reportedly put the Brazilian on a list of players including Atletico Madrid youngster Koke and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Signed from Benfica two years, the 26-year-old has since become a key member of the Blues side, under first Roberto Di Matteo, then Rafael Benitez and now current coach Jose Mourinho.
Ramires has started the season in fine form, playing part in all of the eleven Premier League matches this term.
Given his flying start, Chelsea fans insist that they are desperate to hang onto the midfielder, especially given they paid Benfica more than £18 million to sign him.
However interest from the La Liga champions could prove for hard to resist for the energetic midfield man.
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