Report: Juventus want Chelsea midfielder Ramires

Juventus have reportedly stepped up their interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Ramires as they looks to strengthen their squad before end of the summer transfer window.

Following the departure of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal, the Italian champions looks weaker in midfield department.

Summer arrival Sami Khedira, who joined the club from Real Madrid on a free transfer but has been sidelined for up to two months with a thigh injury, while Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is also struggling with injury.

According to the Evening Standard, Juventus have made an enquiry about the 28-year-old Brazilian availability, whose opportunities appear to be limited at Stamford Bridge last season following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas.

But it remains to be seen whether Chelsea are willing to allow Ramires to leave this summer, who still has two years left on his contract.

Ramires joined the Blues from Benfica in 2010 and has won a the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and the FA Cup during his time with the west London club.