Real Madrid are considering a bid for Chelsea midfielder Ramires as they seek a replacement for Mesut Ozil, the Daily Star understands.
The Spanish giants shocked many by sanctioning Ozil’s £42.4m move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, and despite bringing in a plethora of new midfielders themselves, Real are keen to secure the services of the Brazil international.
Ramires joined the Blues from Benfica in 2010, and has made 160 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
Meanwhile, the club are set to offer Demba Ba as a makeweight in a deal to try and sign Burak Yilmaz from Galatasaray, according to the Express.
Reports in Turkey suggest the Jose Mourinho is keen on landing the 28 year old, who almost joined Lazio during the summer.
Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to be interested in Yilmaz, though Mourinho is hopeful that by throwing Ba into the mix, he can steal a march on their rivals.
Elsewhere, Michael Laudrup has revealed that Chelsea made an enquiry about his availability before bringing Jose Mourinho back to the club for a second spell, ESPN understands.
His brother Brian played eleven times for the club during the 1998/99 campaign.
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Chelsea are reportedly planning a £25 million bid for Everton’s want away forward Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgian international has suffered a dip in form since he was linked to a host of clubs during the January transfer window, and Everton may now be ready to cash in on the man they signed for around £15 million from Standard Liege in 2008.
The Blues are believed to be prepared to offer the 25 year old a five year deal, though Manchester United are also interested.
Elsewhere, the club have been linked with a move for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz.
The Turkey international, who scored in the 2-0 victory over Andorra in the Friday evening’s World Cup Qualifier, has got sixteen goals in twenty-two league appearances this season, and is tied with Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s list of Champions League top scorers.
Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne is also a transfer target for the Blues, according to the Daily Mirror.
The defender was watched by Chelsea scouts in England U21’s 3-0 win over Israel on Thursday evening, and is reportedly seen as a potential long-term successor to Cesar Azpilicueta.
Clyne, who has started all but four of the Saints league games this season, is thought to be valued at around £7.5 million.