Blues close in on Ramires deal

04 August 2010 08:30
Chelsea expect to complete the signing of Brazil midfielder Ramires from Benfica before the end of the week, with the fee believed to be £17million. Ramires, who is due to undergo a medical at Chelsea in the coming days, would be the second addition to Carlo Ancelotti's squad following the arrival of Yossi Benayoun from Liverpool. Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira had raised concerns about the prospects of the deal going through when he said: "Ramires staying at Benfica does not depend solely on us."

Source: PA

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