News broke within the Transfer Tavern that Corriere Dello Sport had reported that Branislav Ivanovic was a target for Roma heading into the summer transfer market, much to the delight of the Chelsea fans who once shouted his name with such vigour in echoed around the halls. Yes, it’s been that bad a season at Stamford Bridge.
However, their days got even better when reports from the Sun suggested they could look to replace their stoic Serb stalwart with a certain fiery Real Madrid captain.
It is claimed that incoming Blues manager Antonio Conte has identified the classy World Cup winning Spaniard as the ideal man to help reshape the backline in West London.
With skipper John Terry looking less and less likely to renew his deal, the Italian is said to be only willing to let Ivanovic leave for Serie A if he can land the Los Blancos leader.
Like the Serbian, Ramos is able to play at either full-back or more centrally in the defence.
One of the most decorated players in Europe, the former Sevilla youngster has won virtually every competition there is to win during his time with both club and country.
The 30-year old was heavily linked with Manchester United last summer before he penned a five-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, though the La Liga juggernauts are tipped to undergo a major squad overhaul at the end of the campaign.
Would you Chelsea fans out there take Ramos as a potential Terry replacement?