Chelsea are preparing a bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. The Daily Star says Chelsea are keeping a close eye on the growing row between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid, as they prepare a January bid for the defender.

The Spain international has fallen out with the La Liga giants after boss Jose Mourinho dropped him for their Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday.

And - if the pair are unable to mend their broken relationship - the Spanish champions may offload the 26-year-old at the earliest opportunity, according to reports in Madrid.