Chelsea has confirmed the departure of Brazil international Ramires to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in a deal believed to be worth about £25m.
The 28-year-old quits Stamford Bridge after five-and-a-half years as a Chelsea player, in which time he helped Chelsea to lift every major domestic and European trophy.
Chelsea in an official statement on its website wrote;
“Ramires has today joined Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning in a permanent transfer.
We thank him for his service and wish him well in China, where he will be coached by another former Blue, Dan Petrescu.”
Arriving in the summer of 2010, the Brazilian international gradually imposed himself with his strong running and tough tackling, scoring the club’s Goal of the Season in March that season with a fine solo effort against Manchester City.
The former Benfica man remained an important figure under Jose Mourinho, largely as a holding midfielder but also as a right-sided winger. Ramires has helped Chelsea win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League.
In total he made 251 appearances for for the Blues , scoring 34 goals, after joining from Benfica for about £17m in 2010.