Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires is having things difficult in the Chinese Super League and is desperate to leave Jiangsu Suning.

The 32-year-old has not played since May of last year, and has been demoted to the B-team since July and is currently unhappy at his club.

The 30-year-old Brazilian quit Chelsea for Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning in a shock January 2016 deal after falling down the pecking order under then-boss Guus Hiddink.

Jiangsu refused to sell the Brazilian last summer, but with his contract about to expire at the end of the season, he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

According to UOL and ESPN Brasil journalist Mauro Cezar Pereira, Flamengo are preparing a bid to take the former Blue back home to Brazil.

Ramires opened the door to a return to Stamford Bridge last year by admitting he wants to play for Chelsea again.

“Chelsea? I’ll always have special affection for them and I want to play for them again before finishing my career,” Ramires said.

“I know the doors of Stamford Bridge will always be open to me and that wearing their jersey again would be spectacular.”

Ramires was a fan favourite during his time at Chelsea having joined the club in 2011 under Carlo Ancelotti.