Chelsea have “made a bid to sign” Levante forward Mayra Ramirez, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The WSL champions have identified the Colombian international as their main target to replace Sam Kerr, who suffered an ACL injury earlier this month.
With the Blues set to receive a record fee from Portland Thorns for midfielder Jessie Fleming, the money will be reinvested in strengthening the club’s forward options for the second half of the season.
After scoring 3 goals in both their games since the winter break, Emma Hayes‘ side are not exactly struggling in the final third of the pitch at the moment but Ramirez’s arrival would give extra insurance following the loss of Kerr.
What do Chelsea fans need to know about Ramirez?
The Colombian started her career with Real Pasion in her native Colombia before making the switch to Spain in 2020.
After two seasons with Sporting de Huelva, where she scored 12 times in 61 league appearances, Ramirez made the move to Levante in the summer of 2022.
During her time with the Liga F side, the 24-year-old has averaged a goal every 2 games, finishing her first season with 14 goals and helping her team to a third-place finish.
Ramirez’s international performances
It’s fair to say that the striker hasn’t been quite as impressive playing for Colombia. Since making her senior debut in a 1-0 friendly loss to Costa Rica, Ramirez has scored 5 goals in 25 caps.
Her most eye-catching displays for Colombia came in the Copa America when she scored twice as her team made it to the final in 2022.
However, even though Colombia reached the quarter-final of the World Cup last year, Ramirez did not score at the tournament, despite playing the full 90 minutes in all 5 games.