The 25-year-old midfielder feels he owes the Brazilian club a debt due to their willingness to let him move to Europe back in 2009 when he signed for Benfica
Since arriving at Stamford Bridge two years ago, the Brazil international has become a key component of the Chelsea team, with his energetic and bustling nature an important characteristic in the club’s run to becoming Champions League winners this season.
Ramires played for Cruzeiro from 2007 until 2009 when he moved to Benfica for a fee of around €7.5 million and is optimistic that he will play for them once again, but admits money could be an issue for the Belo Horizonte-based club.
Speaking to Sportv, Ramires said: "If Cruzeiro are interested, it's possible for me to go back.
"Although it's not a decision I can make and difficult because my price is very high. If Cruzeiro could raise the money, I would go back for sure."
One of the main reasons the 25-year-old is interested in a potential return is due to the club’s willingness to allow him to move to Europe when the chance arose, something he feels he must re-pay.
He continued: "I was happy at Cruzeiro and felt an obligation to return at some point as the club offered me a chance to launch my sport career in Europe.
"I still follow their matches on the internet. The fans were always good to me and named me 'Ramires the Warrior'."