Chelsea midfielder Ramires has admitted that he would like to return to Brazilian club Cruzeiro before the end of his playing career.
Ramires, 25, spent two years at the Belo Horizonte club before being sold to Benfica in 2009. Barely a year later he moved to Stamford Bridge, however, and was a key part of the squad that ended up winning this season's Champions League.
Ramires still has fond memories of his time at Cruzeiro, and would happily return if they opportunity arose - although he conceded that it might be difficult for his old club to raise the necessary transfer funds.
"I hope for that, that Cruzeiro would come now and make an offer," Ramires told Globo Esporte. "But, it's difficult because the values are very high. However, if they came up with the money, I would return.
"I was happy there, I always say I would return because they were the side that gave me an opportunity and launched me to the world. At the time when they used to chant 'Ramires the warrior' I would shudder. Sometimes I put on the internet to watch the games and I remember them singing my name after the goals."
The Brazilian midfielder played a key role for Chelsea this campaign, with the Blues emerging from a difficult season with both the Champions League and FA Cup trophies.