Date: 16th June 2014 at 9:13am
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Aha, compliments of the silly season folks!

This one is a rather interesting one especially coming barely 72 hours after the Chelsea boss poured cold water on Real Madrid’s interest in our midfielder Ramires, but Spanish daily El Confidencial are up this morning with an exclusive that although several news outlets have been covering the consistent interest of the Spanish capital club in the 24-year-old German for some months now, Chelsea now pose a stiff competition for his signature, possibly as a fallout of their pursuit of Ramires who is the preferred choice of their manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

According to the report, the Chelsea boss has sanctioned a move for the central midfielder said to be worth ?8.5m a season, which is nearly double the ?4.5m he is currently on at the Bavarian outfit and more than what the Madrid club were offering, and the inference out there is that the player would prefer a move to the Premier League rather than the La Liga.

So you’d do well to keep an ear to the ground on this one as you can trust us on Vital Chelsea to bring you more details as they become available.

Surely, while the rest of the world is away at Brazil it would appear the Special One is silently building a team in his image ready to challenge on all fronts next term as he promised, what with the capture of Cesc Fabregas and the assurance on Diego Costa, but is Kroos really a target we need? As replacement for Ramires or John Mikel?
Yes, I would think so.

How about you?