Saturday, 31 July 2010
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The two players who are the most and heavily linked with move to Stamford Bridge are Brazilian pair Ramries and Neymar. Ramires rose through the ranks of Brazilian club Cruziero before moving to Benfica two years ago for fee worth 6m pounds. Neymar 18 year old whizkid already labeled as "Next Pele" rose through the ranks of another Brazilian club Santos.
After reports emerged on Friday wherein Ramires was qoted by the media pleading his club Benfica to agree deal with Chelsea, Benfica officially denied the reports stating that Ramires had not given any interviews to any sort of media sources for pleading for a move to Chelsea. Everyone thought this is another twist in the tale and that the deal has hit rock bottom. But if latest media reports in England are to be believed , the deal for the Brazilian pair is well on track and could be successfully completed before the summer transfer window closes on 1st September 2010.
A source close to the Neymar deal said today: "There is still a good chance this deal will go through. However, Roman Abramovich will not sanction the 35 million euro buyout clause.The talks are ongoing, the player wants to come to Chelsea and we everyone involved is currently still working on it."
And despite Ramires claiming on Thursday that he would love to secure a "dream" move to Stamford Bridge, the transfer fee has yet to be agreed and appears to remain a sticking point.
A source close to the Ramires talks said today: "There is progress, but it is steady, and there could be developments shortly.There is no doubt the player has set is heart on moving to Chelsea, and he had informed Benfica of his desire to go to Stamford Bridge. It is only a matter of time, and perhaps adjusting the price."
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