Real Madrid will be thwarted in their attempts to sign Chelsea midfielder Ramires by former boss Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
A number of publications in the UK have claimed Mourinho does not want to allow the Brazilian to leave Stanford Bridge having seen David Luiz go to PSG and Frank Lampard come the the end of his contract at the club.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti, who signed Ramires for Chelsea in 2010 when he was in charge of the west London club, is believed to be keen on adding him to the squad along with Luis Suarez, and has spoken to president Florentino Perez about his transfer targets.
But Mourinho will not sanction any deal for the player, who has made 196 appearances for the Blues since his 22 million euro transfer.
Ancelotti is on the lookout for a defensive midfielder this summer, with Xabi Alonso in the twilight of his career now and doubts over whether Asier Illarramendi will be able to step up to be a long-term solution after a underwhelming opening season at the club following his transfer from Real Sociedad last summer.
Mourinho is thought to be interested in a number of Real players, and they could be used as part of any offer to bring Ramires to Madrid, although at the moment it seems unlikely to happen.