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Chelsea to sign Brazil midfielder Ramires

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by Mr Chelsea (U14543579) 03 August 2010
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Chelsea to sign Brazil midfielder Ramires for 17m

Ramires signed for Benfica from Cruzeiro in 2009 for 6.25m
Chelsea are hoping to sign Brazil midfielder Ramires from Benfica for 17m, the BBC has learned.

The 23-year-old is undergoing a medical at the Premier League club on Tuesday.

It is thought a four-year deal for Ramires, who has 16 caps for his country, could be sealed by the end of the week.

The right-sided player was praised by Brazil manager Dunga after some strong displays in the group stage of the World Cup.

A booking in Brazil's final group game against Portugal ruled him out of his country's quarter-final loss to the Netherlands.

The transfer of Ramires, whose full name is Ramires Santos do Nascimento, has been complicated by the fact that Benfica only own a 50% stake in the player with a British-based businessman owning the other 50%.

Carlo Ancelloti has been seeking to bolster the Blues' midfield following the departure of Joe Cole, Michael Ballack and the return to Brazil of Deco.

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posted Aug 8, 2010

Yaya and Silva are both better than any English international in their positions, and easily worth three times Carrick/Barry. Their prices are comparatively low. Especially Yaya, who is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, and really is still good enough to be in the barca first team.

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posted Aug 12, 2010

Ramires is a player i'd like to watch at chelsea,.After reading his biography i know he will do his best.

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posted Aug 13, 2010

player's prices are ludicrous nowadays David Silva and Yaya Toure are 20m each!!! they maybe quite be good players but 20m i don't think so
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Yet Barca don't think Cesc is worth more than 30 million .....

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posted Aug 13, 2010

Is he attack minded or defence minded? Not gonna lie, never heard of him :\

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posted Aug 13, 2010

Yaya and Silva are both better than any English international in their positions, and easily worth three times Carrick/Barry. Their prices are comparatively low. Especially Yaya, who is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, and really is still good enough to be in the barca first team.
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20 million for a 28 year old who wasn't in Barca's first team does seem a little expensive .....

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posted Aug 13, 2010

Nice, have been looking forward to hearing this deal is done, sounds like we should have it fully signed and sealed by tomorrow morning.

Can't wait to see him in action - from the little i've seen + heard he's energetic and attack minded - so i dunno about moulding him into another Makelele. Am hoping for something a little more exciting than that! (not knocking Maka, you understand)

Yeah he def looks like he could do with a few Roast Dinners, but i suppose he doesn't need to be built like a brick out-house if he's going to be quick and nimble.

Once we've beefed him up a bit, I think he'll be quality - and he's got some miles left on the clock.

Hoping we might even see a few minutes of him tomorrow?

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posted Aug 13, 2010

Predominantly a holding / defensive midfielder.
With Mikel and now Ramires this allows Essien the freedom he revels in to move forward. Not seen an awfull lot of him but what I have looks very good. With the return of Essien and addition of Benayoun and Ramires I would think that Chelsea are stronger in midfield than last year. Ballack only got a first team spot following the injury to Essian. Both Deco and Cole, good as they can be, were peripheral.

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comment by Espo (U14583915)

posted Aug 13, 2010

EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS CHELSEA GO ON YOUTUBE NOW AND TYPE IN RAMIRES...

he is great. Fast, creative, and a good at defending.

I honestly think essien is the best holding midfielder but he isn't creative. so i believe ramires will take Ballacks old place slightly further up and essien will remain in his defensive midfield position..... Agree?

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comment by shimmy (U2695085)

posted Aug 13, 2010

I'm not sure about saying Essien is not creative. He's a box to box midfielder who drives the team forwards and can pick out some stunning passes, what he definitely is not though, is a winger.
Getting Essien back could be like our most important signing this season, he really can be the engine of the team.
We also have some really promising youth coming through. I can't wait to see more from the likes of Kakuta in the first team - Carvalho's departure is being covered by Hutch and Bruma who have both impressed when I have seen them play.

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posted Aug 13, 2010

Signing Ramires for 4 years at 23 years old will surely exploit his best years. Chelsea have sold players whose contributions have waned over the last couple of years and by inducting new blood will bring a strong midfield. I think Chelsea will be leaner and stronger this year and I am surprised there are those who think they will fail. Last year Ancelotti was 'the kid on the block' and could hardly have done much better. With a year behind him and the confidence of the players, I cannot see why Chelsea will not achieve a back to back double. I do not care about the CL and regard it as an unwanted intrusion into the best football on the planet. Let the Euros carry on with their 'diving' antics and awful referees. Look at who the world wide audience watches. It is the PL!

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