Chelsea are looking to catch lightning in a bottle twice after lodging an ‘offer’ for a Man Utd-linked defender on the move this summer, per a report.
The Blues will be expected to go deep into multiple competitions. And with key man Silva already 36, depth is key.
The Brazilian was a standout despite his advanced years after signing on a free from PSG. And per, Caught Offside, Chelsea are seeking to pull off a similar piece of business 12 months on.
‼️ “CITY, BAYERN, CHELSEA y PSG han hecho ofertas a RAMOS”
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) June 30, 2021
Citing El Chiringuito TV, they report that an ‘offer’ has been put to ex-Real Madrid stalwart, Sergio Ramos.
At 35, a free agent, and with a clear winner’s mentality, a move for Ramos would share many similarities with that of Silva. Having two centre-halves in their mid-30s on the books would no doubt be a gamble. Though Silva has already proven age is just a number.
Chelsea dealt blow
Despite reports that Chelsea have approached Ramos, they still have to convince him to join the club.
With that in mind, they have been dealt a fresh transfer blow with Ramos telling three of his former teammates that he will be heading to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to Cadena Cope.
PSG are looking to add some experience to their backline after losing Silva to Chelsea last summer, and look set to rival the Blues for Ramos’ signature.
Ramos on Real exit
Ramos has also opened up on his Real exit and insisted two moves will not happen.
Today, Ramos’ contract will officially end, so he’ll remove “Capitan del Real Madrid” from his account & the club will also remove him from the team’s list on the website, also we’ll know where he’ll play next season! yeah everything end & I can’t believe how this happened 💔 pic.twitter.com/rNUOZzAxI0
— Joudi 🧖🏻♀️💔 (@madridistajoudi) June 30, 2021
“I never wanted to leave Real Madrid, always wanted to continue here,” Ramos explained, per Mirror Football.
“The club offered me one year, with a drop in salary. I wanted two years, for me and my family. Then I was told that the offer from the club was no longer there, time had run out, and I had not realised.”
He has also ruled out rumoured moves to Barcelona and Sevilla.