Ramires, 27 is a key figure for Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
The Special One has already KO’d initial enquiries with Madrid looking to open the bidding at around £25million.
Mourinho, though, is ready to drive a hard bargain.
He wants Raphael Varane and likes Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Isco.
Khedira may be sacrificed with cash on top to help the deal happen.
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