Chelsea news: Ramires completes £25million transfer as he doubles his wages

By Wayne Veysey

27th Jan, 2016 | 2:30pm

Done deal: Chelsea complete transfer as player signs £200,000-a-week deal

By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes

Ramires has more than doubled his salary after completing a £25million transfer to the Chinese league, Football Insider sources understand.

Chelsea confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the Brazilian midfielder has joined Super League side Jiangsu Suning just months after signing a new Stamford Bridge contract.

A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that Ramires has agreed a double-your-money deal with his new employers.

The 28-year-old, who linked up with his new team-mates at their training camp in Malaga on Monday, has signed a £200,000-a-week contract with Jiangsu Suning.

Football Insider revealed on Monday that Chelsea had agreed to sell one of their most long-serving players.

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The Premier League champions bought the diminutive midfielder from Benfica in 2010, and he signed a new four-year deal only in October.

But the 28-year-old has been only a fringe player at Stamford Bridge this season and has not started in the Premier League since the 2-1 defeat by Leicester on 14 December. Following the arrival of Guus Hiddink, Ramires played only 20 minutes for the London club.

Nevertheless, he remained a popular player with Chelsea supporters, who will remember him most fondly for his memorable contribution to their 2012 Champions League triumph.

But Ramires has been deemed a saleable asset by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy, have cashed in on him to free up money to spend on the rest of their squad.

Papy Djilobodji has already been allowed to leave Stamford Bridge on loan to Werder Bremen and Loic Remy could join also be a late January sale following the arrival of Alexandre Pato.

In the latest Chelsea news, the club are in the market for another striker in the event that Remy leaves.