Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, who was spotted in the crowd as the Blues secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at the weekend, revealed on social media that he was back at the Cobham training centre to work during the international break.
The Daily Mail have reported that because the Chinese Super League is still in pre-season, the Jiangsu Suning midfielder has returned to west London to continue his rehabilitation on an injury.
The Brazilian international spent six years at Chelsea, joining in a £20m move from Portuguese giants Benfica in 2010. The 30-year-old would go to win the Champions League and Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge, representing the club in 261 matches.
The Brazilian could be close to cutting his time in China short, with Inter Milan interested in signing the midfielder in January.
It is likely that Ramires will move to the San Siro on a short-term loan, largely because of the limited funding that is available to Inter.
Speaking about his future last month, Luis Carlini, Ramires' agent, revealed that there were a number of clubs interested in getting a deal over the line.
"Three of the top 10 clubs in the world have moved in a formal way, but I can’t say more than that," Carlini said.
"Interest is one thing, formalising it is another. Ramires wouldn’t come cheap, he’s an important player for [Fabio] Capello.
"For a deal to get over the line there has to be an agreement between all parties. There’s still a bit of time until the January transfer window, but it’s logical there are already contacts."