Transfer news

Ramires plays down Madrid links

November 13, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea midfielder Ramires insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Spanish champions Real Madrid.

Premier League
PA PhotosRamires is reportedly a target for Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly keen to make a move for the Brazil international either in January or next summer.

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But Ramires has assured the Blues that he has no intention of leaving the club, despite being flattered by the links with Los Blancos.

"I see the interest of Real Madrid as recognition of my good work in Europe, but I’m under contract with Chelsea and it would be unethical of me to comment," he is quoted in the Mirror.

"For the moment, these are only rumours. I am very happy here. I am respected and part of the club’s history. If I leave, Chelsea would have to make the decision. Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I have realised my dream here.

"The Premier League is one of the toughest competitions in the world. I can only say that we have the means to win. Our team is strong and we can win it all this season. Winning the Champions League was one of the greatest moments in my career. I think the only title that can compete with that is the World Cup in Brazil."

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