Simon Johnson from the London Evening Standard has brought positive news for the Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening.
He reports that Blues midfielder Ramires has insisted that his future remains at Stamford Bridge despite speculation linking him with a possible switch to Real Madrid.
The latest reports in the tavern speculated that the Brazilian international could be part of a potential swap deal with Sami Khedira as Jose Mourinho tries to land his former German midfielder.
But now Ramires, who penned a five-year deal to keep him at SW6 until 2017 last term, has denied these reports insisting that he has no desire to leave Stamford Bridge in the near future.
He said: “I see the interest of Real Madrid as a recognition of my good work in Europe, but I’m under contract with Chelsea and it would be unethical for me to comment (on their interest). For the moment, these are only rumours.
“I am very happy here. I am respected and part of the club’s history. If I leave, Chelsea would have to make the decision. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I have realised my dream here.
“My goals are never personal, but collective. I want to continue to play football and help my team win titles. Collective success makes me stronger individually.
Ramires has started in every Premier League game this season since the arrival of Mourinho in the summer and he offers support to his new manager who he believes is improving him as a player.
He added: “Mourinho is a very decent coach. He is doing an excellent job. He manages to motivate his players and offers a chance to everyone. I have evolved since his arrival. I hope to continue to help and doing what he expects of me.”
The 26-year-old, who has won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea, has won a lot of admirers in the tavern with his dynamic midfield displays and his latest quotes have pleased the few Blues fans playing snooker near the bar.
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