Sergio Ramos Move Being Discussed By Man Utd And Real Madrid
Sky sources understand there has been initial contact between Manchester United and Real Madrid over a potential Sergio Ramos transfer.
Widespread reports in the UK media have claimed that United have made an offer in the region £35m for Ramos, but it is still not clear whether the discussions have actually reached that stage yet.
“There are tentative discussions between Manchester United and Real Madrid,” Sky Sports News HQ reporter James Cooper said.
He added: “I think they have looked at some of the remarks made by Sergio Ramos in recent days and thought, ‘there might be a chance of doing that [deal]’.
“But I think there is also a realisation that they are part of a larger game and that Ramos would dearly love to sign a bigger, bumper contract at Real Madrid.”
Spanish sports newspaper AS claims Ramos wants to leave and met with his club's general director Jose Angel Sanchez at their training ground on Wednesday.
The former Sevilla player, signed by Real in 2005 for 27m euros, is contracted at the Bernabeu for another two seasons and has not been offered an extension as yet.
AS says United want to offer him 12m euros per season and Ramos is upset Real have stayed silent on Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo's claim he had been offered a chance to sign him.
The Spanish international has been a key player for his club over the last decade and his equaliser against Atletico last year forced extra-time in the Champions League final.
Real consequently went on to win the game 4-1 to take the trophy for the 10th time. Ramos was also a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010 and won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.