Inter Milan are reportedly plotting a move to sign former Chelsea midfielder Ramires from Jiangsu Suning on loan in January.
According to a report in Daily Mail, former Chelsea midfielder Ramires is being monitored by Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri are weighing up a January loan move for the Brazilian, who is currently playing for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.
Ramires enjoyed a fruitful five-and-a-half-year spell with Chelsea, winning every major trophy at club level with the Blues before joining Jiangsu Suning in January 2016. The player has enjoyed a productive stint with the Chinese Super League club, bagging 16 goals and 9 assists in 69 appearances over the last two seasons.
The 2017 Chinese Super League season will come to an end next month, and with Jiangsu Suning enduring an underwhelming season – they are currently 13th in the table – Ramires has given his green light to a possible move back to Europe, albeit temporarily.
Inter Milan could sign Jiangsu Suning midfielder Ramires on loan in January, as the deal is apparently set to be agreed next month. pic.twitter.com/YH9qJon1tG
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As per the report, the Brazilian is attracting interest from Inter Milan, who are lining up a short-term loan move for him. The Serie A club are expected to make their move when the Chinese Super League season ends in November, and are aiming to sign him as soon as the winter transfer window opens in January.
With the owners and majority stake holders of Jiangsu Suning and Inter Milan respectively being held by the same parent group, the transfer is expected to be facilitated smoothly – The Suning Appliance Group and the Suning Holdings Group are sister companies, with both falling under the control of Suning Commerce Group.
Ramires, though, will likely have to share game time if he joins Inter Milan in January, with Marcelo Brozovic, Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino and Borja Valero the regular options for Luciana Spalletti at the heart of midfield.
Nevertheless, the player could fancy his chances of establishing himself within the first-team setup at San Siro if he manages to perform at a high level. Additionally, if Jiangsu Suning continue to struggle in the Chinese Super League next season, Ramires could potentially be persuaded to seek a permanent move as well.
Everything will depend on the success of his potential loan spell with the Nerazzurri, and it remains to be seen if the Italian heavyweights are able to secure his services in the winter transfer window.