Inter Milan have struck a deal to sign former Chelsea star Ramires, according to reports in Italy.
The Nerazzurri are in the market for midfield reinforcements in January — and are looking at Arturo Vidal.
Gazzetta dello Sport report Jiangsu Suning have agreed to let the Brazilian move to the Serie A side on loan.
Inter have ties with Ramires’ current side, as both clubs are owned by the Suning Group.
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The Chinese Super League season ends in November, and the former ex-Benfica man, 30, could head straight to the Italians’ training group to integrate himself with the his future team-mates.
Ramires is currently nursing a knee injury, though it is not thought to be anything long-term.
He will initially join Inter on a loan deal, as the club only have one more slot remaining to register non-EU players.
They will use the rest of the campaign to evaluate his performances and decide if they want to save the space for another position.
Inter have been impressed by the start to life Paulinho has made at Barcelona following his return from China.
And are not concerned by the fact Ramires has been away from Europe for nearly two years.
Moreover, his manager is Fabio Capello, so he should find the transition to Italian football a little easier.
Ramires has enjoyed steady success in China and has been one of the better players during the former England manager’s underwhelming tenure.
The Brazil ace scored 34 goals in 251 matches for Chelsea, winning a league title and the Champions League.
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