Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to bust the market wide open this week with a bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. Marca says Abramovich intends to offer £35 million for the Spain international, who would arrive as a replacement for his new Real teammate, Ricardo Carvalho.

Ramos remains one of the lowest paid players of Real's star-studded squad and is sure to have his head turned by Chelsea's massive £8 million-a-year contract offer for five years.

Real are determined to resist Chelsea's attempts this week, but Ramos will be unsettled by the mega bucks offer.

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