Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking slightly shocked as The Express claim they have made a £30 million bid for Kevin Strootman.
The Roma midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and it seems that both the Blues and Manchester United are keen on the Dutch star.
So determined is Jose Mourinho to land the player, he seems to have been willing to get his chequebook out before Louis van Gaal even gets a chance.
The United boss of course knows Strootman from his work with the Netherlands national side despite being denied the use of the player during the World Cup and we think there is no doubting his quality but instead his ability to stay fit.
Should Chelsea land another top quality midfielder, it would certainly cast doubt over the future of Ramires and indeed John Obi Mikel, both of whom have seen their playing time seriously limited this season.
Chelsea fans. Do you think that you actually need someone like Strootman in the middle of your park? Is this the end for Ramires? Let us know your thoughts below.
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