Chelsea midfielder Ramires joins Jiangsu Suning for reported €28m
Ramires has left Premier League champions Chelsea for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in a deal reportedly worth around £25 million.
Sources told ESPN FC on Monday that Ramires, 28, was closing in on a move to China amid interest from Jiangsu and Shanghai Shenhua, and it is the Nanjing-based club -- managed by former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu -- who have won the race to sign him.
Ramires arrived at Chelsea from Benfica in a reported £17m deal in the summer of 2010 and made 251 appearances in all competitions over five-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 34 goals and winning every major domestic and European trophy in the process.
The Brazil international signed a new four-year contract in October but started just one match for Chelsea under interim manager Guus Hiddink -- a 2-0 FA Cup third-round victory over League One Scunthorpe United earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Alexandre Pato will complete his loan move to Chelsea from Corinthians on Thursday, and a source has told ESPN FC that U.S. international and New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is set to be sold to Premier League side.