By Ollie Irish
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of young Brazil star Ramires . A deal for the highly rated Benfica midfielder should be signed and sealed by the end of the week, subject to a medical.
With Yossi Benayoun in for Joe Cole, Ramires would fill the Michael Ballack-shaped hole at the Bridge, even if he’s more of a destructive midfielder than the German.
The fee? Reports claim Chelsea will pay as much as £17m for the 23-year-old but I doubt it would take quite that