Real Madrid are willing to offer Sami Khedira to Chelsea in a straight swap for Ramires. Real chiefs are keen on Ramires and have already made contact with his representatives ahead of the January market.

And with Khedira unsettled in Madrid, Real are happy to raise the prospect of a swap with Chelsea intermediaries.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti knows all about Ramires from his time in charge at Chelsea and sees the mobile ball-winner as a superior option to German Khedira.

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