Ramires ready for Chelsea move

The Benfica midfielder is thought to be on the brink of a

£17million switch from Portugal to England, with contract

talks and a medical pending. And Ramires has explained that he

spoke with Brazilian compatriots Gilberto Silva and Julio Baptista,

who both played for Arsenal, regarding making the transfer to

England. The 23-year-old said in The Sun: “Gilberto, Julio Baptista

and others gave me confidence by insisting I must accept this

chance. “In the end the Chelsea proposition was impossible to

reject – not just because of the money but the chance to spend

every day at one of the best clubs in the world. “As a boy in

Brazil I watched the Premier League and I remember how Chelsea and

Manchester United played such attractive football. “This summer has

been a dream – the Portuguese title with Benfica, the call of

Brazil, the World Cup and now the jump into the Premier League.”