Report: Chelsea could move to sign 180-cap Spanish star on a free, Tuchel is a big fan

Chelsea might be tempted to explore the possibility of signing Sergio Ramos this summer if he leaves Real Madrid.

According to DefensaCentral, Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of Ramos and knows full well the Madrid captain could become a free agent in this transfer window.

The 35-year-old has been with Los Blancos for nearly two decades, notching up 671 appearances, winning four Champions League and five La Liga’s.

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Luka Modric, a long term college of the tattooed talisman, gave a glowing review of the Spanish icon an in interview with Sportske Novosti.

“Ramos is a 34-year-old rock, competitive top level, and when you watch him work on himself, then it’s clear to you how dedicated he is and how hungry he is for success.”

His legacy with the national team is equally as impressive.

180-caps, combined with two European Championships and a World Cup, makes the defender one of his countries greatest ever representatives.

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But all good things must come to an end and for Ramos, his career coming to its conclusion.

At the end of this month, his Madrid contract is set to expire and he will enter into the market as an open target for possible suitors.

He was also excluded from Spain’s Euros squad, having struggled with injuries throughout the season.

Chelsea are in the hunt for a new central defender, having earmarked Ramos’ club teammate, Raphael Varane, as a possible option.

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Tuchel already has a veteran amongst his ranks in Thiago Silva, so he might want a longer-term solution added to his squad.

Nonetheless, there are few greater leaders or winners in the modern game than Ramos, a valuable asset for any dressing room.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.