Chelsea's Ramires wants Benfica return

Ramires wants Benfica return
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Chelsea midfielder Ramires is open to returning to Benfica in the future.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed that he wants to return to his former club Benfica in the future.

The 26-year-old, who departed the Portuguese outfit for Chelsea in 2010, has called his former side "a great team with a great history".

"Football is full of surprises and I would like to return one day. Benfica have a great team with a great history, a great manager. They have only been lacking titles recently," Ramires told reporters at a press conference.

"I've still got a tremendous amount of affection for Benfica, not just because they opened the door to Europe for me but because of all the things I experienced there, how they welcomed me and how well everything turned out. I can only thank the club."

The Brazilian will return to Stamford Bridge later this week following international duty.

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