Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to sign for Jiangsu Suning F.C. who play in the Chinese Super League according to respected journalist Gianluca Di Marzio According to the report Ramires is ready for the new experience and is expected to join his new club today in Malaga for the pre-season camp.
English website The Daily Mail report that Jiangsu are willing to pay £25million for the services of the midfielder who was signed from Benfica in 2010. Chelsea paid £18million for his services and are going to make a healthy profit from this deal. Ramires signed a new 4-year contract at Chelsea in October last year but has not been a regular in the Chelsea starting XI ever since Mourinho left the club.
According to the Daily Mail he had attracted interest from European giants including Bayern Munich and PSG while Di Marzio reports that several Italian clubs were also interested in him but the Chinese outfit appears to have won the race.
Ramires would be managed by former Chelsea midfielder Dan Petrescu, who has been in charge of Jiangsu since last July.
Ramires will probably not be the only high-profile player going to China with the likes of Gervinho, Cheick Tiote and Seydou Doumbia all linked with moves to the Chinese Super League while Ex-Spurs midfielder Paulinho already plays there.
The 28 year-old midfielder has featured in over 200 games for Chelsea scoring 32 goals and has won the Champions League, Europa League and the Premier League with the Blues. Ramires was an integral part of the Chelsea squad that were crowned Champions last season but hasn’t started a Premier League game in over a month.The move makes sense for Chelsea and Ramires.