‘Only a handful club like Chelsea can afford his ’wages’ as Bayern hand player Chelsea official summer transfer boost

Only a handful of clubs can afford Sergio Ramos’ wages – but Bayern Munich will not be one of them, the Germans have told Chelsea

Ramos has been at Madrid for well over a decade and won countless trophies on his way to becoming one of the very best defenders in the game, but his contract troubles at Madrid have now meant that he is back in the headlines.

It is believed that he cannot agree a new contract with Real and that has led to reports that Chelsea may be interested in trying to get a transfer deal done as they seek to bolster their squad just that bit more.

But there has been some rumours in the media over the past few weeks that Bayern may be open to the idea of trying to wrap up a transfer deal for the Spaniard, as they seek to find an immediate replacement for the departing David Alaba

However, Bayern director Oliver Kahn has confirmed the German champions won’t try and sign him as Alaba’s replacement: “We have to think about who could be an adequate replacement for David,” Kahn said.

“As a player, I’d love to have played with Ramos, but there’s nothing in [him coming to Bayern].”

Ramos has made 13 appearances in La Liga this season, scoring twice. The Real Madrid icon has won 22 trophies at the club including five league titles and four Champions Leagues.

A few seasons ago, Ramos would have been a world class signing for Chelsea and one player that fans would have loved to see arrive. But now that he has gotten on a bit, they would be getting a player that is in the twilight of his career.

There is a reason why Madrid are not giving him the contract that he wants, and that is because he is not the same player he was.

He has experience, he is a winner, but what is the point in buying him for one or two seasons, as we said, he is not the same player he was.