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Ramires targeted by Barcelona

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Chelsea's Ramires is one of three players being monitored by Barcelona after the midfielder was shortlisted as a potential transfer target.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian is being looked at along with Atletico Madrid star Koke and Juventus' Arturo Vidal as summer-signings for the Spanish champions.

Ramires is on a list which has been drawn up by Barcelona boss Tata Martino, and according to reports the Catalan giants believe Ramires' relationship with Neymar may be enough to convince Chelsea to sell him next summer.

The 26-year-old joined Chelsea in 2010 on a four-year-deal for around £17 million, and has scored 17 times for the club.

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